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Journal of Sensors and Sensor Systems An open-access peer-reviewed journal
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 6, 19-26, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/jsss-6-19-2017
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Regular research article
10 Jan 2017
A wireless communication system for energy and environmental monitoring
Dmytro Krush1, Christoph Cammin1, Ralf Heynicke1, Gerd Scholl1, and Bernd Kaercher2 1Electrical Measurement Engineering, Helmut Schmidt University, University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2Festo AG, CR-MC, Ruiter Strasse 82, 73734 Esslingen, Germany
Abstract. Custom-fit communication systems are key elements in modern cyber-physical sensor systems. Therefore a wireless communication system (WCS) for sensor/actuator communication has been developed to facilitate energy and environmental monitoring on the shop floor of industrial production sites. Initially, the distinct demands and requirements are described. As the WCS has been designed for new installations as well as for retrofitting already installed facilities, the WCS has to be able to coexist with other wireless communication systems already allocated in the same frequency band. The WCS handles measurement data from both, energy-autarkic sensors and fast line-powered sensors. Mobile users in the field equipped with mobile devices are served by the system, too. A modular hardware concept has been chosen for easy system modification or for the integration of new wireless standards. Finally, measured results for the coexistence capability are presented.

Citation: Krush, D., Cammin, C., Heynicke, R., Scholl, G., and Kaercher, B.: A wireless communication system for energy and environmental monitoring, J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 6, 19-26, https://doi.org/10.5194/jsss-6-19-2017, 2017.
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A new wireless communication system (WCS) for sensor-actuator communication has been developed to facilitate energy and environmental monitoring on the shop floor of industrial production sites. Its wireless technology is presented in detail. The WCS is able to efficiently use the available spectrum together with the other wireless systems around. Measured results for the coexistence capability are shown.
A new wireless communication system (WCS) for sensor-actuator communication has been developed...
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