IoT 22(26): e3

Research Article

Characterization of IEEE802.11 WLAN Implementing on Excavator: Can We Use IEEE802.11 for i-construction?

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.25-1-2022.172996,
        author={Ryo Hamamoto and Kazuomi Endo and Tomohiro Nakagawa and Hiroshi Togo and Junya Tanaka and Kouji Kanazawa and Kentaro Ishihara and Yuchi Kawagoe and Takahito Aso},
        title={Characterization of IEEE802.11 WLAN Implementing on Excavator: Can We Use IEEE802.11 for i-construction?},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things},
        volume={7},
        number={26},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={IOT},
        year={2022},
        month={1},
        keywords={construction machinery, excavator, IEEE802.11, communication characteristics, i-construction},
        doi={10.4108/eai.25-1-2022.172996}
    }
    
  • Ryo Hamamoto
    Kazuomi Endo
    Tomohiro Nakagawa
    Hiroshi Togo
    Junya Tanaka
    Kouji Kanazawa
    Kentaro Ishihara
    Yuchi Kawagoe
    Takahito Aso
    Year: 2022
    Characterization of IEEE802.11 WLAN Implementing on Excavator: Can We Use IEEE802.11 for i-construction?
    IOT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.25-1-2022.172996
Ryo Hamamoto1,*, Kazuomi Endo1, Tomohiro Nakagawa1, Hiroshi Togo1, Junya Tanaka2, Kouji Kanazawa2, Kentaro Ishihara2, Yuchi Kawagoe2, Takahito Aso2
  • 1: Kobelco Construction Machinery Corporation Limited, Hiroshima, Japan
  • 2: JRC Mobility Incorporated, Nagano, Japan
*Contact email: hamamoto.ryo@kobelco.com

Abstract

As network systems become more sophisticated, through network systems, the automatic/remote-automatic/remote-control technology is spreading to construction machinery. These technologies are supported by wireless communication. Currently, IEEE802.11 is a widely used wireless communication standard. This IEEE802.11 standard is expected to improve the usability of construction machinery, similar to other mobilities, such as vehicles. However, its communication characteristics are unknown. Here, we evaluate the performance of a wireless local area network (WLAN) comprising wireless communication modules implemented in an excavator. In particular, we focus on the throughput when sender and receiver positions are changed. Experimental results were used to characterise the WLAN device communication between a PC and a communication controller. We found that the IEEE802.11 WLAN has been confirmed as having applicability to i-construction.