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ISRN Sensor Networks
Volume 2013, Article ID 639081, 7 pages
Research Article

A 6LoWPAN Routing Optimization Mechanism for WMSN

1College of Information Science & Technology, No. 58, Renmin Avenue, Haikou, Hainan Province 570228, China
2Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems, Technology Park Malaysia, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, 999004, Malaysia

Received 1 February 2013; Accepted 3 March 2013

Academic Editors: W. Gao and S. Ozdemir

Copyright © 2013 Jing Li et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In Wireless sensor networks (WSNs), group mobility is important in many practical application scenarios, and it is inconvenient for traditional static WSNs to collect information. In this paper, we propose a WSN model based on IPv6 over Low power Wireless Personal Area Networks (6LoWPANs) in mobile sensing application scenarios. Wireless mesh sensor network (WMSN) infrastructure and Network Mobility (NEMO) protocol are deployed to ensure the continuity of the communications. The routing optimization mechanism in the nested network is then discussed. By taking mobile network partition and IP address configuration in the nested network, the corresponding signaling flow is discussed. Simulation results indicate that our mechanism is able to minimize the transmission costing, handoff delay, throughput and energy consumption of sensor nodes. Energy of each mobile router (MR) saves around 0.2 J per 3 seconds.