Performance Evaluation of the RPL Protocol with Fixed and Mobile Sinks

Wadhaj, I., Romdhani, I., Al-Dubai, A. (2015). Performance Evaluation of the RPL Protocol with Fixed and Mobile Sinks. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC 2015), , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Liverpool, UK: . IEEE Communication Society.



Low-Power and Lossy-Network (LLN) are usually composed of static nodes, but the increase demand for mobility in mobile robotic and dynamic environment raises the question how a routing protocol for low-power and lossy-networks such as (RPL) would perform if a mobile sink is deployed. In this paper we investigate and evaluate the behaviour of the RPL protocol in fixed and mobile sink environments with respect to different network metrics such as latency, packet delivery ratio (PDR) and energy consumption. Extensive simulation using instant Contiki simulator show significant performance differences between fixed and mobile sink environments. Fixed sink LLNs performed better in terms of average power consumption, latency and packet delivery ratio. The results demonstrated also that RPL protocol is sensitive to mobility and it increases the number of isolated nodes.
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Ahmed Al-Dubai
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Isam Wadhaj
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Imed Romdhani
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Our future society, and its economy, will be built within a seamless environment of networked information resources. IIDI's Network Theme has been created to meet the demands of this society. Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai leads the Network Theme, which seeks to develop local human capital in the fields of...

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