A new research paper on new communication technologies on WSNs has been published in the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine

21 January 2015

 

 

A new research paper on new communication technologies on WSNs has been published in the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine (the first of the Thomson Reuters ranking JCR and with an Impact Factor of 6.524.

The paper, entitled " IEEE 802.11AH: the WiFi approach for M2M communications, was written by Toni Adame, Dr. Albert Bel,  Dr. Boris Bellalta, Dr. Jaume Barceló and Dr. Miquel Oliver.

 

"M2M communications are positioned to be one of the fastest growing technology segments in the next decade. Sensor and actuator net- works connect communication machines and devices so that they automatically transmit infor- mation, serving the growing demand for environ- mental data acquisition. The IEEE 802.11ah Task Group is working on a new standard to address the particular requirements of M2M networks: a large number of power-constrained stations; a long transmission range; small and infrequent data messages; low data rates; and a non-critical delay. This article explores the key features of this new standard, especially those related to the reduction of energy consumption in the medium access control layer. Given these requirements, a performance assessment of IEEE 802.11ah in four common M2M scenarios, i.e. agriculture monitoring, smart metering, industrial automation, and animal monitoring, is presented. "

 

This work was partially supported by the Spanish government through the projects TEC2012- 32354 and IPT-2012-1028-120000.