Energy harvesting technologies have brought a paradigm shift in the industrial automation sector by procreating
self-powered wireless input/output (I/O) devices. Unfortunately, current wireless technologies for industrial applications, such as ISA100.11a and WirelessHART, are yet far from supporting harvester powered I/O devices. Although several works have been conducted to address the requirements of energy harvested I/O devices, most of those have focused on minimizing the I/O energy consumption during the steady-state phase of the network. However, a very important aspect, the energy consumption during network joining that consumes a significant amount of energy, is overlooked in these works. In this paper, we therefore analyze the I/O energy consumption in ISA100.11a network during the joining phase in addition to that in normal operation to better understand the challenges of energy harvesting communications. Then, we propose an energy efficient network joining scheme to support harvester powered I/O devices in ISA100.11a network. The proposed scheme significantly reduces the joining delay when compared with the traditional ISA100.11a joining scheme. We also propose a reliable data transmission scheme for energy harvested I/O devices by utilizing spatial diversity that can outperform ISA100.11a data publication through significant improvement in packet reception.
|Publisher||IEEE Industrial Electronics Society|
|Conference||IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2015|
|Period||17/03/15 → 19/03/15|
|Other||17-19 March 2015|