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The Design and Simulation of a Two-Layer Network Protocol for Industrial Wireless Monitoring and Control System

  • Zhile Yang
  • Minrui Fei
  • Weiyan Hou
  • Bingchen Wang
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 323)

Abstract

As the vital compliment of existed wired monitoring and control network, wireless systems, which share the 2.4GHz channel, are gradually introduced into the industrial application field. A previous research WICN (Wireless Industrial Control Network)-a token ring based network is limited by its single hop short range. A novel protocol named WICN-TL (Wireless Industrial Control Network-Two layers) is designed to deal with the distance problems of its predecessor. The paper introduces the topological structure, the stack model, the data format and the communicating procedure of the protocol. Moreover, the network protocol stack is implemented on the NanoNET hardware platform based on the IEEE802.15.4a standard and tested in a sewage plant and a turbine power simulation platform. The result shows that the network based on the protocol performs well in communication and the covered range is sufficient to apply to the normal industrial application demand.

Keywords

wireless network protocol industrial network monitoring and control token ring 802.15.4a 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhile Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Minrui Fei
    • 1
    • 2
  • Weiyan Hou
    • 1
    • 3
  • Bingchen Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Shanghai Key Laboratory of Power Station Automation TechnologyShanghai UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.School of Mechatronics Engineering and AutomationShanghai UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.School of Information EngineerZhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouChina

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