A hybrid approach for seamless and interoperable communication in the Internet of Things

Khan, Rahim and Ali, Ihsan and Jan, Mian A. and Zakarya, Muhammad and Khan, Muazzam A. and Alshamrani, Sultan S. and Guizani, Mohsen (2021) A hybrid approach for seamless and interoperable communication in the Internet of Things. IEEE Network, 35 (6). pp. 202-208. ISSN 0890-8044, DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/MNET.011.2000787.

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Reliable and resource-aware communication is a challenging task in Internet of Things (IoT) networks. In these networks, seamless and interoperable communication among member devices is a challenging task that becomes more complex with the simultaneous communication of two or more devices with a centralized controller, that is, a cluster head or a gateway module. While addressing this challenge, existing approaches suffer from excessive packet collision, bandwidth consumption, packet loss, latency, and unnecessary waiting for the TDMA slots. In this article, a hybrid communication approach is proposed to resolve most of the aforementioned challenges. Initially, a dynamic TDMA approach is presented to permit simultaneous and interoperable communication among multiple devices and their controller modules. The proposed approach allocates a variable number of time-slots to the IoT devices. For the time-slot allocation, an enhanced RTS/CTS mechanism is devised to allow seamless communication with a minimum possible latency, waiting time and bandwidth consumption. A case study of the proposed approach in a real-world IoT scenario is also presented. The simulation results verify the effectiveness of our proposed approach.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya[PG035-2016A], Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia[TURSP-2020/215]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Time division multiple access;Logic gates;Resource management;Bandwidth;Quality of service;Internet of Things;Delays
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2022 08:18
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2022 08:18
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/35347

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