Mobility management for RPL protocol in internet of things

Zohreh Royaee, Hamid Mirvaziri, Amid Khatibi bardsiri


The IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) was proposed for various applications of IPv6 low power wireless networks. While RPL supports various routing metrics and is designed to be suitable for wireless sensor network environments, it does not consider the mobility of nodes. Therefore, there is a need for a method that is energy efficient and that provides stable and reliable data transmission by considering the mobility of nodes in RPL networks. In this paper a new heuristic flabellum algorithm inspired by physical and biological behaviour of flabella in the sea is presented, and bottleneck and swarm problems are resolved through managing the moving nodes by flabellum algorithm. Finally, the proposed algorithm’s performance is evaluated using the Cooja simulator. The proposed algorithm;Flabellum RPL; shows significant improvements with regards to packet delivery, and convergence and lifetime.


mobile nodes; Internet of Things; flabellum algorithm

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