Impact of network centrality on the gateway designation of real-time TSCH networks
Ref: CISTER-TR-210504 Publication Date: 9 to 11, Jun, 2021
Impact of network centrality on the gateway designation of real-time TSCH networksRef: CISTER-TR-210504 Publication Date: 9 to 11, Jun, 2021
This paper proposes network centrality as a criterion to designate a gateway or sink in real-time wireless sensor-actuator networks (WSAN). The objective is to improve network schedulability by design, particularly, by means of a centrality-driven gateway designation. To this purpose, four classical centrality metrics taken from social network analysis are explored, namely, (i) degree centrality, (ii) closeness centrality, (iii) betweenness centrality, and (iv) eigenvector centrality. We assume time-synchronized channel-hopping (TSCH) WSANs under centralized shortest-path routing and earliest-deadline-first (EDF) scheduling. Simulation results under varying configurations show that assigning the gateway role based on network centrality is, in general, an effective and promising approach to improve real-time performance in this type of networks. To the best of our knowledge, this work pioneers the use of a centrality-driven gateway designation as a mean to improve schedulability in WSANs
17th IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS), WiP, pp 1-4.