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Simulation of the RPL Routing Protocol for IPv6 Sensor Networks: two cases studies

Leila Ben Saad 1, 2 Cedric Chauvenet 1, 3 Bernard Tourancheau 1, 2, 4, 5 
1 SWING - Smart Wireless Networking
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, CITI - CITI Centre of Innovation in Telecommunications and Integration of services
4 GRAAL - Algorithms and Scheduling for Distributed Heterogeneous Platforms
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIP - Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme
Abstract : The routing protocol for low power and lossy networks (RPL) was recently designed in the ROLL working group at IETF. Few simulation tools exist that enable its evaluation in order to prepare for its real deployment. In this paper, we provide a new evaluation of this protocol with two approaches using two different simulators adapted to our needs. We first evaluated the value of mobile sinks in wireless sensor networks to extend the network lifetime using a sensor network simulator, WSNet, augmented by our own RPL module. We then focus on the performance comparison of simulated sensor networks and real powerline communication networks (PLC) using the RPL capable COOJA simulator augmented by our own PLC module. In each case, we justify the simulator choice, describe the tools implemented and present the obtained results. Our studies give two new RPL evaluations and show the interest of choosing a simulation tool adapted to the targeted study with the associated software developments. As a conclusion, we demonstrated how these two case studies can be combined in a heterogeneous network architecture to extend its global lifetime.
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Leila Ben Saad, Cedric Chauvenet, Bernard Tourancheau. Simulation of the RPL Routing Protocol for IPv6 Sensor Networks: two cases studies. International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications SENSORCOMM 2011, Sep 2011, Nice, France. ⟨hal-00647869⟩



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