Optimized beaconless geo-routing for smart utility networks

Ahmed Bader, Karim Abed-Meraim, Mohamed Slim Alouini

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In this letter, we propose to employ beaconless geo-routing in conjunction with the recently ratified IEEE 802.15.4g physical layer standard for smart utility networks. We devise a simple yet an optimized mechanism for selecting the best candidate relaying node. We then compare the end-to-end energy performance of the optimized protocol with the routing protocol for low power and lossy networks (RPL); an IETF standardized specification. We demonstrate that the optimized protocol outperforms RPL particularly when the smart meters are situated more than one hop away from the sink.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6603268
Pages (from-to)4587-4588
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Sensors Journal
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2013


  • Geographical routing
  • OFDM
  • smart utility networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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