Evaluation of DECT for low latency real-time industrial control networks

Kallol Das, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have revolutionized the industrial networks by enabling wireless sensing and control to the machine parts where wiring is impossible. However, new challenges in terms of communication reliability and latency, appear with the advances in the industrial wireless control systems. Existing standards are found inadequate to support many of these demanding situations as most of those are based on IEEE 802.15.4 standard, which is unable to provide high communication reliability with low latency (milliseconds). Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT), a communication standard developed by European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), seems to support the timing and reliability requirements of modern industrial wireless control networks. In this paper, we evaluate the performance of DECT in various industrial environments and found that it can maintain excellent communication reliability between sensors and control centre with low latency in such scenarios.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Internet-of-Things Networking and Control (IoT-NC 2013)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Communications Society
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-3122-7
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2013
    EventIEEE International Workshop on Internet-of-Things Networking and Control, IoT-NC 2013 - New Orleans, LA, US
    Duration: 24 Jun 201324 Jun 2013

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    PublisherIEEE Communications Society


    WorkshopIEEE International Workshop on Internet-of-Things Networking and Control, IoT-NC 2013
    Other24 June 2013


    • EWI-23551
    • DECT
    • Industrial networks
    • Wireless Sensor Networks
    • Low latency
    • IR-87089
    • Reliability of communication
    • Time varying shadow fading
    • Control Systems
    • METIS-297755
    • Real-time communication

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