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RPL applicability in industrial networks

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Tom Phinney , Pascal Thubert , Robert Assimiti
Last updated 2013-03-12 (Latest revision 2013-02-22)
Replaced by draft-ietf-roll-rpl-industrial-applicability
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The wide deployment of wireless devices, with their low installed cost (compared to wired devices), will significantly improve the productivity and safety of industrial plants. It will simultaneously increase the efficiency and safety of the plant's workers, by extending and making more timely the information set available about plant operations. The new Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) defines a Distance Vector protocol that is designed for such networks. The aim of this document is to analyze the applicability of that routing protocol in industrial LLNs formed of field devices.


Tom Phinney
Pascal Thubert
Robert Assimiti

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