Evaluation of Multi-Channel Communication for an Outdoor Industrial Wireless Sensor Network

Ruan D. Gomes, Emerson B. Gomes, Iguatemi E. Fonseca, Marcelo S. Alencar, Cesar Benavente-Peces

Abstract

This paper describes an experimental study which investigates relevant properties of multi-channel wireless communications in an outdoor industrial environment. A testbed of IEEE 802.15.4 radios was developed in order to evaluate the performance of the 16 channels defined by the standard, at all the nodes, simultaneously. From the collected data, some relevant facts are discussed, such as the spatial variations in channel quality, the differences in the characteristics of different channels, the link asymmetry, and the non-stationary characteristics of the channel. The possible problems that can arise in the deployment of industrial wireless sensor networks, based on the characteristics of the standards developed for this type of network, are described, as well as some possible solutions.

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in Harvard Style

Gomes R., Gomes E., Fonseca I., Alencar M. and Benavente-Peces C. (2018). Evaluation of Multi-Channel Communication for an Outdoor Industrial Wireless Sensor Network.In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS, ISBN 978-989-758-284-4, pages 60-66. DOI: 10.5220/0006609200600066


in Bibtex Style

@conference{sensornets18,
author={Ruan D. Gomes and Emerson B. Gomes and Iguatemi E. Fonseca and Marcelo S. Alencar and Cesar Benavente-Peces},
title={Evaluation of Multi-Channel Communication for an Outdoor Industrial Wireless Sensor Network},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS,},
year={2018},
pages={60-66},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006609200600066},
isbn={978-989-758-284-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS,
TI - Evaluation of Multi-Channel Communication for an Outdoor Industrial Wireless Sensor Network
SN - 978-989-758-284-4
AU - Gomes R.
AU - Gomes E.
AU - Fonseca I.
AU - Alencar M.
AU - Benavente-Peces C.
PY - 2018
SP - 60
EP - 66
DO - 10.5220/0006609200600066