Implementation of WirelessHART in the NS-2 Simulator and Validation of Its Correctness

P. Zand, E. Mathews, Paul J.M. Havinga, Spase Stojanovski, Emiliano Sisinni, Paolo Ferrari

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Abstract

One of the first standards in the wireless sensor networks domain,WirelessHART (HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer)), was introduced to address industrial process automation and control requirements. This 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 in order to achieve that reference point in a relatively easy manner. Moreover, it offers an alternative to expensive testbeds for testing and evaluating the performance of WirelessHART. This paper explains our implementation of WirelessHART in the NS-2 network simulator. According to our knowledge, this is the first implementation that supports the WirelessHART network manager, as well as the whole stack (all OSI (Open Systems Interconnection model) layers) of the WirelessHART standard. It also explains our effort to validate the correctness of our implementation, namely through the validation of the implementation of the WirelessHART stack protocol and of the network manager. We use sniffed traffic from a realWirelessHART testbed installed in the Idrolab plant for these validations. This confirms the validity of our simulator. Empirical analysis shows that the simulated results are nearly comparable to the results obtained from real networks. We also demonstrate the versatility and usability of our implementation by providing some further evaluation results in diverse scenarios. For example, we evaluate the performance of the WirelessHART network by applying incremental interference in a multi-hop network.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)8633-8668
Number of pages36
JournalSensors (Switserland)
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2014

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  • EWI-24733
  • METIS-305879
  • IR-91452

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Zand, P. ; Mathews, E. ; Havinga, Paul J.M. ; Stojanovski, Spase ; Sisinni, Emiliano ; Ferrari, Paolo. / Implementation of WirelessHART in the NS-2 Simulator and Validation of Its Correctness. In: Sensors (Switserland). 2014 ; Vol. 14, No. 5. pp. 8633-8668.
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In: Sensors (Switserland), Vol. 14, No. 5, 16.05.2014, p. 8633-8668.

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