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Evaluating Bluetooth Low Energy Suitability for Time-Critical Industrial IoT Applications

Authors(3) :-Swamy Polgoni, S. Nagi Reddy, Sudarshan Bandi

In recent years, integration of wireless sensor networks in industrial environments has greatly increased. With this trend, new fields such as industrial IoT have arisen, which in turn have opened the doors to new possibilities that are shaping the future of industrial automation. In contrast to regular wireless networks, however, industrial applications of WSN are characterized for being time-critical systems with highly stringent requirements that challenge all available technologies. Because of its ultra-low energy properties, compatibility with most mobile units, reduced production costs, robustness and high throughput, Bluetooth low energy (BLE) is a potential candidate for these settings. This article explores the potential of BLE of meeting the real-time demands found in the domain of industrial process automation and industrial IoT. In order to evaluate the suitability of the protocol for these scenarios, the effect of adaptations in the retransmission scheme on the reliability and timeliness performance are thoroughly studied. Three retransmission schemes are evaluated and simulation results proved that by optimally modifying the BLE retransmission model, a maximum delay below 46 ms and a packet loss rate in the order of 105 can be obtained, enabling BLE to fulfill the requirements of even the most demanding cases within the considered range of applications.
Swamy Polgoni, S. Nagi Reddy, Sudarshan Bandi
Bluetooth low energy Real-time Industrial IoT IWSN
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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 1 | March-April 2015
  Date of Publication : 2015-01-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 105-109
Manuscript Number : IJSRST1848282
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
Swamy Polgoni, S. Nagi Reddy, Sudarshan Bandi, "Evaluating Bluetooth Low Energy Suitability for Time-Critical Industrial IoT Applications", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.105-109, March-April-2015
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