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Towards Reliable IEEE 802.15.4g SUN with Re-Transmission Shaping and Adaptive Modulation Selection

Version 1 : Received: 18 January 2021 / Approved: 19 January 2021 / Online: 19 January 2021 (13:58:34 CET)

How to cite: Solimini, D.; Tuset-Peiró, P.; Boquet, G.; Gomes, R.D.; Vázquez-Gallego, F.; Vilajosana, X. Towards Reliable IEEE 802.15.4g SUN with Re-Transmission Shaping and Adaptive Modulation Selection. Preprints 2021, 2021010383 Solimini, D.; Tuset-Peiró, P.; Boquet, G.; Gomes, R.D.; Vázquez-Gallego, F.; Vilajosana, X. Towards Reliable IEEE 802.15.4g SUN with Re-Transmission Shaping and Adaptive Modulation Selection. Preprints 2021, 2021010383

Abstract

In this paper, we propose and evaluate two mechanisms aimed at improving the communication reliability of IEEE 802.15g SUN (Smart Utility Networks) in industrial scenarios: RTS (Re-Transmission Shaping), which uses acknowledgements to track channel conditions and dynamically adapt the number of re-transmissions per packet, and AMS (Adaptive Modulation Selection), which makes use of reinforcement learning based on MAB (Multi-Armed Bandits) to choose the modulation that provides the best reliability for each packet re-transmission. The evaluation of both mechanisms is performed through computer simulations using a dataset obtained from a real-world deployment and two widely used metrics, the PDR (Packet Delivery Ratio) and the RNP (Required Number of Packet transmissions). The PDR measures the ratio between received and transmitted packets, whereas the RNP is the number of packet repetitions before a successful transmission. The results show that both mechanisms allow to increase the communication reliability while not jeopardizing the battery life-time constraints of end devices. For example, when three re-transmissions per packet are allowed, the PDR reaches 98/96\% with a RNP of 2.03/1.32 using RTS and AMS, respectively. Additionally, the combination of both proposed mechanisms allows to reach a 99% PDR with a RNP of 1.7, making IEEE 802.15.4g SUN compliant with the stringent data delivery requirements of industrial applications.

Subject Areas

Internet of Things; IEEE 802.15.4g; Smart Utility Networks; Retransmission Shaping

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