A Distributed Management Scheme for supporting energy-harvested I/O devices

P. Zand, Kallol Das, E. Mathews, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    Current wireless technologies for industrial application, such as WirelessHART and ISA100.11a, are not designed to support harvester-powered input/output (I/O) devices, where energy availability varies in a non-deterministic manner. The centralized management approach of these standards makes it difficult and costly for harvester-powered I/O devices (sensor/actuators) to re-join in the network in case of power failure. The communication overhead and delay to cope with the dynamic environment of a large-scale industrial network are also very high for an I/O device. In this paper, we therefore propose a Distributed Management scheme for Hybrid networks to provide Real-time communication (D-MHR) based on the IEEE 802.15.4e and Routing Protocol for Low power and Lossy Networks (RPL) standards, which can address the requirements of energy constrained I/O devices. In D-MHR, the routers can dynamically reserve communication resources and manage the I/O devices in the local star sub-networks. We demonstrate that D-MHR achieves higher network management efficiency compared to IS100.11a standard, without compromising the latency and reliability requirements of industrial wireless networks.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication19th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA'2014)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Industrial Electronics Society
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-4845-1
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014
    Event19th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2014 - Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 16 Sep 201419 Sep 2014
    Conference number: 19

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    PublisherIEEE Industrial Electronics Society


    Conference19th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2014
    Abbreviated titleETFA


    • EWI-24843
    • Distributed management
    • Energy harvesting
    • Process Control
    • IR-91487
    • Hybrid network topology
    • IEEE 802.15.4e
    • ISA100.11a
    • METIS-305914
    • Resource reservationReal-time

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