cogcom 15(3): e1

Research Article

An Improved 6LoWPAN Hierarchical Routing Protocol

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.19-8-2015.2260181,
        author={Xue Li and Zhixin Sun},
        title={An Improved 6LoWPAN Hierarchical Routing Protocol},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cognitive Communications},
        volume={1},
        number={3},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={COGCOM},
        year={2015},
        month={9},
        keywords={6lowpan; hilow; path recovery; parent node selection},
        doi={10.4108/eai.19-8-2015.2260181}
    }
    
  • Xue Li
    Zhixin Sun
    Year: 2015
    An Improved 6LoWPAN Hierarchical Routing Protocol
    COGCOM
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.19-8-2015.2260181
Xue Li1, Zhixin Sun1,*
  • 1: Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
*Contact email: sunzx@njupt.edu.cn

Abstract

IETF 6LoWPAN working group is engaged in the IPv6 protocol stack research work based on IEEE802.15.4 standard. In this working group, the routing protocol is one of the important research contents. In the 6LoWPAN, HiLow is a well-known layered routing protocol. This paper puts forward an improved hierarchical routing protocol GHiLow by improving HiLow parent node selection and path restoration strategy. GHiLow improves the parent node selection by increasing the choice of parameters. Simutaneously, it also improves path recovery by analysing different situations to recovery path. Therefore, GHiLow contributes to the ehancement of network performance and the decrease of network energy consumption.