The analysis of energy consumption in 6TiSCH network nodes working in sub-GHz band

Mateusz Kubaszek, Jan Macheta, Łukasz Krzak, Cezary Worek


The 6TiSCH communication stack enables IPv6 networking over the TSCH (Time Slotted Channel Hopping) mode of operation defined in IEEE 802.15.4. Lately, it becomes an attractive solution for Low power and Lossy Networks (LLNs), suitable for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. This article introduces a credible energy consumption model for the 6TiSCH network nodes, operating in the 863-870 MHz band. It presents the analysis leading to the construction of the model as well as detailed verification through experimental measurements which showed 98% accuracy in determining power consumption for two different network topologies. The article includes reliable battery lifetime predictions for transit and leaf nodes along with other parametric study results.

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