Poster Abstract: Opportunistic RPL
Paper in proceedings, 2013
Sensor nodes constituting Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are often battery-operated and have limited resources. To save energy, nodes sleep most of the time, and wake up periodically to handle communication. Such radio duty cycling poses a basic trade-off between energy and latency. In previous work, we have shown that opportunistic routing is an efficient way to achieve low-latency yet energy efficient data collection in WSN. In this paper, we extend this approach to the context of low-power IP networks, where nodes need to be addressed individually and where traffic patterns are irregular. We present ORPL, an opportunistic extension of RPL, the standard, state-of-the-art routing protocol for low-power IP networks. We discuss our preliminary results obtained with Contiki in a 137-node testbed.