Comparative performance analysis of RPL for low power and lossy networks based on different objective functions

Mah Zaib Jamil, Danista Khan, Adeel Saleem, Kashif Mehmood, Atif Iqbal

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is an extensive network between people-people, people-things and things-things. With the overgrown opportunities, then it also comes with a lot of challenges proportional to the number of connected things to the network. The IPv6 allows us to connect a huge number of things. For resource-constrained IoT devices, the routing issues are very thought-provoking and for this purpose an IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) is proposed. There are multi-HOP paths connecting nodes to the root node. Destination Oriented Directed Acyclic Graph (DODAG) is created taking into account different parameters such as link costs, nodes attribute and objective functions. RPL is flexible and it can be tuned as per application demands, therefore, the network can be optimized by using different objective functions. This paper presents a novel energy efficient analysis of RPL by performing a set of simulations in COOJA simulator. The performance evaluation of RPL is compared by introducing different Objective functions (OF) with multiple metrics for the network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-190
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • ELT
  • ETX
  • HOP
  • Internet of things
  • IP
  • Network performance
  • Networks
  • Routing
  • RPL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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