With the continued growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) different types of Low-Power and Lossy Networks (LLNs) have emerged. Such networks may face a number of challenges including, for example, link bottlenecks. To address these challenges techniques are presented herein that support a new method of aggregating data packets in a LLN without incurring a performance decrease. Aspects of the techniques presented herein leverage fragmenting of aggregated data packets (to avoid instances of a larger frame being dropped) and enhance the Media Access Control (MAC) layer (so that frames are grouped with just a single acknowledgement for all of the frames).
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Zhao, Li; Thubert, Pascal; Zhang, Lele; and Li, Chuanwei, "NOVEL DATA AGGREGATION IN LOW-POWER AND LOSSY NETWORKS", Technical Disclosure Commons, (October 13, 2020)