A 6LoWPAN OPNET simulation model for machine‐to‐machine communications

Chen, Dong and Khan, Jamil Y. and Brown, Jason and Javed, Muhammad Awais and Zhuang, Yuan (2020) A 6LoWPAN OPNET simulation model for machine‐to‐machine communications. Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 31 (11):e4120. pp. 1-18. ISSN 2161-3915


Abstract

The low‐power short‐range networks have gained prevalence in research fields such as machine‐to‐machine communications and the Internet of things. Given the large number of devices that may exist, the IPv6 over low‐power wireless personal area networks (6LoWPAN) standard is expected to be widely used. Although Contiki, NS‐3, and OMNeT++ have developed the 6LoWPAN model, it is still not available in optimized network engineering tools (OPNET) because it is extremely difficult to interface the built‐in IP module with the customized modules in OPNET. To bridge this gap, we first developed a preliminary 6LoWPAN model and implemented the header compression and header restoration functions to handle the incoming and outgoing packets in OPNET. To further improve the system performance, we also proposed an algorithm that aggregates packets, reduces intranetwork collisions and increases the packet delivery ratio. The model and algorithm in this work are free to download, so researchers from the OPNET community can easily extend this work for their own research in the future.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2020 05:32
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2020 00:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: 6LoWPAN, OPNET Model, IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.4, M2M communications, Intra-Network Collisions
Fields of Research (2008): 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100504 Data Communications
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4006 Communications engineering > 400602 Data communications
40 ENGINEERING > 4006 Communications engineering > 400608 Wireless communication systems and technologies (incl. microwave and millimetrewave)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890103 Mobile Data Networks and Services
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 22 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 2201 Communication technologies, systems and services > 220103 Mobile technologies and communications
22 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 2201 Communication technologies, systems and services > 220102 Internet protocols (ip)
22 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 2201 Communication technologies, systems and services > 220107 Wireless technologies, networks and services
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ett.4120
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40136

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