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6TiSCH Autonomous Scheduling Function (ASF)

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Authors Simon Duquennoy , Xavier Vilajosana , Thomas Watteyne
Last updated 2018-01-04 (Latest revision 2017-07-03)
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This document defines a Scheduling Function called "ASF": the 6TiSCH Autoonomous Scheduling Function. With ASF, nodes maintain their TSCH schedule based on local neighborhood knowledge, without any signaling. Hashes of the nodes' MAC address are used to deterministically derive the [slotOffset,channelOffset] location of cells in the TSCH schedule. The MAC, control, and application traffic planes are assigned to distinct slotframes, for isolation and flexible dimensioning. This approach provides over-provisioned schedules with low maintenance, in pursuit for simplicity rather than optimality.


Simon Duquennoy
Xavier Vilajosana
Thomas Watteyne

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