TSCH-over-LoRA: Long Range and Reliable IPv6 Multi-hop Networks for the Internet of Things

Martin Haubro, Charalampos Orfanidis, George Oikonomou, Xenofon Fafoutis*

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Abstract

TSCH-over-LoRa is a long range and reliable IPv6 multi-hop solution that aims at combining the reliability of TSCH (Time-Slotted, Channel Hopping) together with the long range capabilities of LoRa. TSCH-over-LoRa brings mesh IPv6 networking to LoRa devices, enabling the use of standard protocols (such as RPL, UDP, and CoAP) and long range operation to TSCH/6TiSCH industrial wireless IoT networks. We design, implement, and integrate TSCH-over-LoRa into the TSCH/6TiSCH networking stack of the Contiki-NG operating system and experimentally demonstrate its compatibility with higher-level protocols and its resilience to interference.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere165
Number of pages6
JournalInternet Technology Letters
Volume3
Issue number4
Early online date13 Apr 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020

Keywords

  • TSCH
  • LoRa
  • industrial IOT
  • mesh networks
  • 6LoWPAN
  • Internet of Things

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