Collision-free advertisement scheduling for IEEE 802.15.4-TSCH networks

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dc.contributor.author Karalis, Apostolos
dc.contributor.author Zorbas, Dimitrios
dc.contributor.author Douligeris, Christos
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-20T05:22:27Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-20T05:22:27Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04-14
dc.identifier.citation Karalis, A., Zorbas, D. and Douligeris, C., 2019. Collision-Free Advertisement Scheduling for IEEE 802.15. 4-TSCH Networks. Sensors, 19(8), (1789). DOI:10.3390/s19081789 en
dc.identifier.volume 19 en
dc.identifier.issued 8 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 22 en
dc.identifier.issn 1424-8220
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9119
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/s19081789 en
dc.description.abstract IEEE802.15.4-time slotted channel hopping (TSCH) is a medium access control (MAC) protocol designed to support wireless device networking, offering high reliability and low power consumption, two features that are desirable in the industrial internet of things (IIoT). The formation of an IEEE802.15.4-TSCH network relies on the periodic transmissions of network advertising frames called enhanced beacons (EB). The scheduling of EB transmissions plays a crucial role both in the joining time and in the power consumption of the nodes. The existence of collisions between EB is an important factor that negatively affects the performance. In the worst case, all the neighboring EB transmissions of a node may collide, a phenomenon which we call a full collision. Most of the EB scheduling methods that have been proposed in the literature are fully or partially based on randomness in order to create the EB transmission schedule. In this paper, we initially show that the randomness can lead to a considerable probability of collisions, and, especially, of full collisions. Subsequently, we propose a novel autonomous EB scheduling method that eliminates collisions using a simple technique that does not increase the power consumption. To the best of our knowledge, our proposed method is the first non-centralized EB scheduling method that fully eliminates collisions, and this is guaranteed even if there are mobile nodes. To evaluate our method, we compare our proposal with recent and state-of-the-art non-centralized network-advertisement scheduling methods. Our evaluation does not consider only fixed topology networks, but also networks with mobile nodes, a scenario which has not been examined before. The results of our simulations demonstrate the superiority of our method in terms of joining time and energy consumption. en
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dc.rights © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject IEEE802.15.4-TSCH en
dc.subject Network formation en
dc.subject Mobility en
dc.subject IIoT en
dc.title Collision-free advertisement scheduling for IEEE 802.15.4-TSCH networks en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Dimitrios Zorbas, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: dimitrios.zormpas@tyndall.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI) en
dc.contributor.funder General Secretariat for Research and Technology en
dc.contributor.funder Horizon 2020 en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Sensors en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress dimitrios.zormpas@tyndall.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 1789 en
dc.relation.project CyberSec4Europe en


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