ew 17(11): e3

Research Article

Deterministic Scheduling for Energy Efficient and Reliable Communication in Heterogeneous Sensing Environments in Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.11-7-2017.152764,
        author={Mohsin Raza and Hoa Le-Minh and Nauman Aslam and Sajjad Hussain},
        title={Deterministic Scheduling for Energy Efficient and Reliable Communication in Heterogeneous Sensing Environments in Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web},
        volume={3},
        number={11},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={EW},
        year={2017},
        month={7},
        keywords={Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks (IWSNs), scheduling algorithm, time deadline, TDMA, Wireless Sensor Network (WSN), energy efficiency, reliability, heterogeneous sensing, time scheduling,},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-7-2017.152764}
    }
    
  • Mohsin Raza
    Hoa Le-Minh
    Nauman Aslam
    Sajjad Hussain
    Year: 2017
    Deterministic Scheduling for Energy Efficient and Reliable Communication in Heterogeneous Sensing Environments in Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks
    EW
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-7-2017.152764
Mohsin Raza,*, Hoa Le-Minh1, Nauman Aslam2, Sajjad Hussain3
  • 1: Department of Math, Physics and Electrical Engineering, Northumbria University, UK
  • 2: Department of Computer Science and Digital Technologies, Northumbria University, UK
  • 3: School of Engineering, Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK
*Contact email: mohsin.raza@northumbria.ac.uk

Abstract

The present-day industries incorporate many applications, and complex processes, hence, a large number of sensors with dissimilar process deadlines and sensor update frequencies will be in place. This paper presents a scheduling algorithm, which takes into account the varying deadlines of the sensors connected to the cluster-head, and formulates a static schedule for Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) based communication. The scheme uses IEEE802.15.4e superframe as a baseline and proposes a new superframe structure. For evaluation purposes the update frequencies of different industrial processes are considered. The scheduling algorithm is evaluated under varying network loads by increasing the number of nodes affiliated to a cluster-head. The static schedule generated by the scheduling algorithm offers reduced energy consumption, improved reliability, efficient network load management and improved information to control bits ratio.