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Diana Deac, Eden Hunde, Roald Van Glabbeek, Virgil Dobrota, Braeken, An, Kris Steenhaut


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Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are becoming increasingly prevalent in numerous fields. Industrial applications and natural-disaster-detection systems need fast and reliable data transmission, and in several cases, they need to be able to cope with changing traffic conditions. Thus, time-slotted channel hopping (TSCH) offers high reliability and efficient power management at the medium access control (MAC) level TSCH considers two dimensions, time and frequency when allocating communication resources. However, the scheduler, which decides where in time and frequency these communication resources are allotted, is not part of the standard. Orchestra has been proposed as a scheduler which allocates the communication resources based on information collected through the IPv6 routing protocol for low-power and lossy networks (RPL). Orchestra is a very elegant solution, but does not adapt to high traffic. This research aims to build an Orchestra-based scheduler for applications with unpredictable traffic bursts. The implemented scheduler allocates resources based on traffic congestion measured for the children of the root and RPL subtree size of the same nodes. The performance analysis of the proposed scheduler shows lower latency and higher packet delivery ratio (PDR) compared to Orchestra during bursts, with negligible impact outside them.

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