Traffic Aware Scheduling Algorithm for Multi-Hop IEEE 802.15.4e Networks

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The Time Synchronized Channel Hopping (TSCH) protocol is part of the newly defined IEEE 802.15.4e standard and represents the latest generation of highly reliable low-power MAC protocols. With implementation details left open, the authors conceive here a novel Traffic Aware Scheduling Algorithm by exploiting graph theoretical arguments to support emerging industrial applications requiring low latency at low duty cycle and power consumption. Preliminary simulation results have also been reported to highlight the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.