International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT)

ISSN: 2076-1449 (Print), ISSN: 2076-9539 (Online)

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IJWMT Vol.10, No.6, Dec. 2020

A Comparative Study of Data Collection Routing Protocols for Water Meter Reading Devices Network

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Vu Chien Thang

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Routing protocol for smart water meters, automatic meter reading, collection tree protocol, RPL protocol, network performance evaluation.


This paper presents a comparative study of data collection routing protocols for the network of water meter reading devices. Water meters added with smart reading devices that could read the amount of water consumption and send it to the server via radio. Smart reading devices use a limited battery power source, therefore, it is necessary to employ energy-efficient data collection routing protocols to the network of water meter reading devices to increase network lifetime. CTP and RPL are two data collection protocols, which focused on research and evaluation in this paper. Simulation results in different channel quality conditions show that the RPL protocol achieves better energy efficiency than the CTP-0 and CTP-31 protocols. Although the successful data delivery ratio of RPL protocol is lower than that of CTP-31 protocol, data collected periodically in the network, so the loss of several data packets is acceptable.

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Vu Chien Thang, " A Comparative Study of Data Collection Routing Protocols for Water Meter Reading Devices Network", International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT), Vol.10, No.6, pp. 1-8, 2020.DOI: 10.5815/ijwmt.2020.06.01


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