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Applicability Statement for the Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) in AMI Networks
draft-ietf-roll-applicability-ami-08

Document type: Active Internet-Draft (roll WG)
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Last updated: 2014-02-14
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Roll                                                             D. Popa
Internet-Draft                                               M. Gillmore
Intended status: Standards Track                              Itron, Inc
Expires: August 03, 2014                                      L. Toutain
                                                        Telecom Bretagne
                                                                  J. Hui
                                                                   Cisco
                                                                R. Ruben
                                                              Landis+Gyr
                                                               K. Monden
                             Hitachi, Ltd., Yokohama Research Laboratory
                                                           February 2014

Applicability Statement for the Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy
                     Networks (RPL) in AMI Networks
                  draft-ietf-roll-applicability-ami-08

Abstract

   This document discusses the applicability of RPL in Advanced Metering
   Infrastructure (AMI) networks.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
     1.1.  Requirements Language  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.2.  Required Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.3.  Out of scope requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  Routing Protocol for LLNs (RPL)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   3.  Description of AMI networks for electric meters  . . . . . . .  4
     3.1.  Deployment Scenarios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   4.  Smart Grid Traffic Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.1.  Smart Grid Traffic Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.2.  Smart Grid Traffic QoS Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     4.3.  RPL applicability per Smart Grid Traffic Characteristics .  8
   5.  Layer 2 applicability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     5.1.  IEEE Wireless Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     5.2.  IEEE PowerLine Communication (PLC) technology  . . . . . .  9
   6.  Using RPL to Meet Functional Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . 10
   7.  RPL Profile  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     7.1.  RPL Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       7.1.1.  RPL Instances  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       7.1.2.  Storing vs. Non-Storing Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       7.1.3.  DAO Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       7.1.4.  Path Metrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       7.1.5.  Objective Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
       7.1.6.  DODAG Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
       7.1.7.  Multicast  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
       7.1.8.  Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
       7.1.9.  Peer-to-Peer communications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     7.2.  Description of Layer-two features  . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
       7.2.1.  IEEE 1901.2 PHY and MAC sub-layer features . . . . . . 13
       7.2.2.  IEEE 802.15.4 (g + e) PHY and MAC features . . . . . . 14
       7.2.3.  IEEE MAC sub-layer Security Features . . . . . . . . . 14

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