Simulation and analysis of a QoS multipath routing protocol for Smart Electricity Networks
This paper presents several considerations that must be taken into account in the design of a QoS multipath routing protocol suitable for Smart Electricity Networks (SENs). The main goal is to analyze the routing requirements that will facilitate the future formal specification of a QoS-aware multipath routing algorithm for the coming SEN's data networks in the high voltage segment where long-distance mesh data networks will be a future challenge for engineering and research. In this paper, the study is focused on requirement specification regarding distance-vector routing algorithms that reduce the overall overhead of routing information needed in the network, thus preserving the scalability feature. In order to obtain a detailed study of the performance of these protocols, the proposal "Distributed path computation with Intermediate Variables" and several proposed improvements have been modeled using OPNET modeler in an aim to evaluate the performance of this protocol in different SEN domain-related situations.