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Sensors 2017, 17(4), 679; doi:10.3390/s17040679

A Power Planning Algorithm Based on RPL for AMI Wireless Sensor Networks

PPGIa, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana—Parana, Curitiba 80215-901, Brazil
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Received: 21 December 2016 / Revised: 14 March 2017 / Accepted: 15 March 2017 / Published: 25 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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Abstract

The advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is an architecture for two-way communication between electric, gas and water meters and city utilities. The AMI network is a wireless sensor network that provides communication for metering devices in the neighborhood area of the smart grid. Recently, the applicability of a routing protocol for low-power and lossy networks (RPL) has been considered in AMI networks. Some studies in the literature have pointed out problems with RPL, including sub-optimal path selection and instability. In this paper, we defend the viewpoint that careful planning of the transmission power in wireless RPL networks can significantly reduce the pointed problems. This paper presents a method for planning the transmission power in order to assure that, after convergence, the size of the parent set of the RPL nodes is as close as possible to a predefined size. Another important feature is that all nodes in the parent set offer connectivity through links of similar quality. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart grid; advanced metering infrastructure; low power and lossy networks; neighborhood area network; destination oriented acyclic graph smart grid; advanced metering infrastructure; low power and lossy networks; neighborhood area network; destination oriented acyclic graph
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Miguel, M.L.F.; Jamhour, E.; Pellenz, M.E.; Penna, M.C. A Power Planning Algorithm Based on RPL for AMI Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2017, 17, 679.

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