Implementation of WirelessHART in NS-2 simulator

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

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    Abstract

    One of the first standards in the wireless sensor networks domain, WirelessHART, was introduced to address industrial process automation and control requirements. The standard can be used as a reference point to evaluate other wireless protocols in the domain of industrial monitoring and control. This makes it worthwhile to set up a reliable WirelessHART simulator to achieve that reference point in a relatively easy way. This paper explains our implementation of WirelessHART in the NS-2 simulator. According to our knowledge, this is the first implementation that supports the WirelessHART network manager as well as the whole stack of the WirelessHART standard. We evaluated the performance of our implementation in terms of delay and communication load in the network. This implementation offers an alternative to expensive testbeds for testing WirelessHART.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2012
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Industrial Electronics Society
    Pages1-8
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-4737-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
    Event17th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2012 - Krakow, Poland
    Duration: 17 Sep 201221 Sep 2012
    Conference number: 17

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Industrial Electronics Society

    Conference

    Conference17th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2012
    Abbreviated titleETFA
    CountryPoland
    CityKrakow
    Period17/09/1221/09/12

    Keywords

    • IR-81816
    • METIS-293171
    • Network manager
    • EWI-22276
    • WirelessHART
    • NS-2
    • Simulation

    Cite this

    Zand, P., Dilo, A., & Havinga, P. J. M. (2012). Implementation of WirelessHART in NS-2 simulator. In Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2012 (pp. 1-8). USA: IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ETFA.2012.6489556