An Architecture for IPv6 over the TSCH mode of IEEE 802.15.4
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6TiSCH                                                   P. Thubert, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                     Cisco
Intended status: Informational                           August 10, 2017
Expires: February 11, 2018

      An Architecture for IPv6 over the TSCH mode of IEEE 802.15.4
                   draft-ietf-6tisch-architecture-12

Abstract

   This document describes a network architecture that provides low-
   latency, low-jitter and high-reliability packet delivery.  It
   combines a high speed powered backbone and subnetworks using IEEE
   802.15.4 time-slotted channel hopping (TSCH) to meet the requirements
   of LowPower wireless deterministic applications.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  High Level Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  6TiSCH Stack  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.2.  TSCH: A Deterministic MAC Layer . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.3.  Scheduling TSCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.4.  Routing and Forwarding Over TSCH  . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.5.  A Non-Broadcast Multi-Access Radio Mesh Network . . . . .  10
     3.6.  A Multi-Link Subnet Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     3.7.  Join Process and Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.8.  Dependencies on Work In Progress  . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   4.  Architecture Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.1.  6LoWPAN (and RPL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       4.1.1.  RPL Leaf Support in 6LoWPAN ND  . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       4.1.2.  RPL Root And 6LBR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     4.2.  TSCH and 6top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
       4.2.1.  6top  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
       4.2.2.  Scheduling Functions and the 6P protocol  . . . . . .  18
       4.2.3.  6top and RPL Objective Function operations  . . . . .  19
       4.2.4.  Network Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
       4.2.5.  SlotFrames and Priorities . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
       4.2.6.  Distributing the reservation of cells . . . . . . . .  22
     4.3.  Communication Paradigms and Interaction Models  . . . . .  24
     4.4.  Schedule Management Mechanisms  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
       4.4.1.  Static Scheduling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
       4.4.2.  Neighbor-to-neighbor Scheduling . . . . . . . . . . .  26
       4.4.3.  Remote Monitoring and Schedule Management . . . . . .  26
       4.4.4.  Hop-by-hop Scheduling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
     4.5.  On Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
       4.5.1.  General Behavior of Tracks  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
       4.5.2.  Serial Track  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  30
       4.5.3.  Complex Track with Replication and Elimination  . . .  31
       4.5.4.  DetNet End-to-end Path  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  31
       4.5.5.  Cell Reuse  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  32
     4.6.  Forwarding Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  33
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