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Low-Power Radio Communication in Industrial Outdoor Deployments: The Impact of Weather Conditions and ATEX-compliance

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Published

Publication date09/2009
Host publicationSensor Applications, Experimentation, and Logistics : First International Conference, SENSAPPEAL 2009, Athens, Greece, September 25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsNikos Komninos
Place of publicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages159-176
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-11869-2
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sensor Networks Applications, Experimentation and Logistics (Sensappeal'09), Athens, Greece
Period1/01/00 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
PublisherSpringer
Volume29
ISSN (Print)1867-8211
ISSN (Electronic)1867-822X

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sensor Networks Applications, Experimentation and Logistics (Sensappeal'09), Athens, Greece
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

Industry recognizes wireless sensor networks as one of the next major technical and economical shifts in automation and control systems. Industrial applications need performance assurances of wireless communication, which is hard to attain given the variability of the environment where such applications are deployed. In this paper, we quantify the impact of environmental conditions, namely temperature, fog, and rain on wireless communication links. We further investigate the influence of industrial casing on communication, evaluating an ATEX enclosure intended for use in potential ly explosive atmospheres. Knowledge of the potential impact of environmental conditions and special casings provides an important input to robust communication design during deployment planning.