Concurrent Transmissions for Communication Protocols in the Internet of Things
Paper i proceeding, 2016

Standard Internet communication protocols are key enablers for the Internet of Things (IoT). Recent technological advances have made it possible to run such protocols on resource-constrained devices. Yet these devices often use energy-efficient, low-level communication technologies, like IEEE 802.15.4, which suffer from low-reliability and high latency. These drawbacks can be significantly reduced if communication occurs using concurrent transmissions - a novel communication paradigm for resource-constrained devices. In this paper, we show that Internet protocols like TCP/UDP and CoAP can run efficiently on top of a routing substrate based on concurrent transmissions. We call this substrate LaneFlood and demonstrate its effectiveness through extensive experiments on Flocklab, a publicly available testbed. Our results show that LaneFlood improves upon CXFS - a representative competitor - in terms of both duty cycle and reliability. Furthermore, LaneFlood can transport IoT traffic with an end-to-end latency of less than 300 ms over several hops.

Internet of thing (IOT)

Communication technologies


Internet protocols

Concurrent transmission

Communication paradigm

Resourceconstrained devices

Technological advances

End to end latencies

Power management (telecommunication)

Energy efficiency

Internet communication

Wireless sensor networks


Martina Brachmann

Technische Universität Dresden

Olaf Landsiedel

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Nätverk och system

Silvia Santini

Technische Universität Dresden

41st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2016; Dubai; United Arab Emirates; 7-10 November 2016

978-1-5090-2054-6 (ISBN)


Informations- och kommunikationsteknik


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