Date Added: Jan 2013
This paper describes a mesh networking based solution on Routing Protocol for Low power and Lossy network to realize Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) network communication. Automated Metering Infrastructure is expected to facilitate the transport of meter readings from meters to the utility provider and control information in the other direction. The smart meters send the meter data to the concentrators over the mesh link. The concentrators would then send the metering data collected from smart meters to the Meter Data Management System (MDMS). The technology used for this communication is based on IEEE 802.15.4. The routing protocol enables smart meter nodes augmented with the mesh radio to automatically discover concentrator nodes in the vicinity, setup a link to the best available concentrator.