Research Area:  Internet of Things
The industry is now converging towards the incorporation of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to their devices. Thus, a huge effort is invested towards the implication of well-established and efficient IoT devices. Due to the dramatic increase in the number of IoT devices, efficient network algorithms are required to manage and coordinate the communication between those devices. Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) is one of the routing algorithms that are used as routing protocol in these diverse networks. RPL suffers from several limitations. One of the major limitations is the short listening period. This limitation causes a lot of inconsistencies in the network such as high delay and dropping rate in the network. In this work, we introduce an adjustment of the trickle time that dynamically allocates the listening time based on the dropping rate in the network. The results of this work show significant improvement over other enhancement implementation on this protocol.
Author(s) Name:  Muneer Bani Yassein, Muntaha Al-asad, Dragana Krstic
Journal name:  IEICE Information and Communication Technology Forum
Publisher name:  IEICE Digital Library