Time-scheduled network evaluation based on interference

Tim van der Lee, Antonio Liotta, Georgios Exarchakos

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Industrial IoT applications often require both dependability and flexibility from the underlying networks. Restructuring production lines brings topological changes that directly affect the interference levels per link. When a scheduled network, e.g. IEEE802.15.4-TSCH (Time Synchronized Channel Hopping), is used to ensure dependability in low-power networks, rescheduling of transmissions is needed to re-establish effective and reliable end-to-end communication. Typical approaches focus on either centralized or distributed schedulers with little attention drawn on how the chosen solution would perform compared to other solutions or in different topologies. In this work, we introduce the concept of online assessment of TSCH schedules and present an automated method for evaluating schedules taking into consideration the internal interference and conflicts. The network and its TSCH schedule are mapped to a common representation, the interference graph, easy to analyze. Experiment results suggest that this evaluation method reflects the performance of the network when measured by packet reception ratio, end to end delivery ratio, and latency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E 2018
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-5008-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-5009-7
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 17 Apr 201820 Apr 2018


Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Interference detection
  • Multi channel
  • Networks
  • Time synchronized
  • Wireless sensor networks


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