Joint Scheduling, Routing and Gateway Designation in Real-Time TSCH Networks
Ref: CISTER-TR-220603 Publication Date: 7 to 8, Jun, 2022
Joint Scheduling, Routing and Gateway Designation in Real-Time TSCH NetworksRef: CISTER-TR-220603 Publication Date: 7 to 8, Jun, 2022
This research proposes a co-design framework for scheduling, routing and gateway designation to improve the real-time performance of low-power wireless mesh networks. We target time-synchronized channel hopping (TSCH) networks with centralized network management and a single gateway. The end goal is to exploit existing trade-offs between the three dimensions to enhance traffic schedulability at systems' design time. The framework we propose considers a global Earliest-Deadline-First (EDF) scheduler that operates in conjunction with the minimal-overlap (MO) shortest-path routing, after a centrality-driven gateway designation is concluded. Simulation results over varying settings suggest our approach can lead to optimal or near-optimal real-time network performance, with 3~times more schedulable flows than a naive real-time configuration.
30th International Conference on Real-Time Networks and Systems (RTNS 2022), JRWRTC, pp 16-19.