D-MSR: A Distributed Network Management Scheme for Real-Time Monitoring and Process Control Applications in Wireless Industrial Automation

P. Zand, Arta Dilo, Paul J.M. Havinga

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Abstract

Current wireless technologies for industrial applications, such as WirelessHART and ISA100.11a, use a centralized management approach where a central network manager handles the requirements of the static network. However, such a centralized approach has several drawbacks. For example, it cannot cope with dynamicity/disturbance in large-scale networks in a real-time manner and it incurs a high communication overhead and latency for exchanging management traffic. In this paper, we therefore propose a distributed network management scheme, D-MSR. It enables the network devices to join the network, schedule their communications, establish end-to-end connections by reserving the communication resources for addressing real-time requirements, and cope with network dynamicity (e.g., node/edge failures) in a distributed manner. According to our knowledge, this is the first distributed management scheme based on IEEE 802.15.4e standard, which guides the nodes in different phases from joining until publishing their sensor data in the network. We demonstrate via simulation that D-MSR can address real-time and reliable communication as well as the high throughput requirements of industrial automation wireless networks, while also achieving higher efficiency in network management than WirelessHART, in terms of delay and overhead.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)8239-8284
Number of pages46
JournalSensors (Switserland)
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2013

Keywords

  • EWI-23467
  • distributed scheduling
  • real-time WSANs
  • IEEE 802.15.4e
  • ISA100.11a
  • WirelessHART
  • METIS-297711
  • IR-86739

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