Networking

Comparison of Data Forwarding Mechanisms for AMI Networks

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Executive Summary

Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) networks are often deployed under challenging and unreliable conditions. One of the issues for the transmission of data packet in these unreliable networks is the routing of packets, because routing paths may behave differently from the time when the route is discovered to the time when a data packet is forwarded. In addition, control packets may get lost and give routers an inconsistent view of the network. While previous research has focused on designing the control-plane of routing protocols to deal with the AMI network conditions, there is comparatively a smaller amount of research on the advantages of new data forwarding mechanisms designed for unreliable networks.

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