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Publication - Professor Ian Craddock

    Adaptive static scheduling in IEEE 802.15.4 TSCH networks


    Fafoutis, X, Elsts, A, Oikonomou, G, Piechocki, R & Craddock, I, 2018, ‘Adaptive static scheduling in IEEE 802.15.4 TSCH networks’. in: 2018 IEEE 4th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), pp. 263-268


    TSCH (Time-Slotted Channel Hopping) is a synchronous MAC (Medium Access Control) protocol, introduced with the recent amendments to the IEEE 802.15.4 standard. Due to its channel hopping nature, TSCH is a promising enabling technology for dependable IoT (Internet of Things) infrastructures that are deployed in environments that are prone to interference. In TSCH, medium access is orchestrated by a schedule that is distributed to all the nodes in the network. In this paper, we propose Adaptive Static Scheduling to improve the energy efficiency of TSCH networks. Adaptive Static Scheduling builds on top of static schedules and allows each pair of communicating nodes to adaptively activate a subset of their allocated slots, effectively reducing the idle listening overhead of unused slots. Moreover, the nodes can dynamically activate more slots when they need to support bursts of high traffic, without the need of redistributing new schedules. Simulation results demonstrate that Adaptive Static Scheduling outperforms static scheduling in dynamic environments, operating nearly as efficiently as an oracle with knowledge of the optimal schedule

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