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Evaluation of Wireless Short-Range Communication Performance in a Quarry Environment

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Authors:

Susanne Vernersson , Eleni Kalpaxidou , David Rylander

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper

Venue:

The 2nd International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo

Publisher:

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE )

DOI:

10.1109/ICCVE.2013.6799812


Abstract

Abstract—The quarry industry and the material it provides such as sand and gravel are often an overlooked resource to our modern society. Nevertheless, aggregates are important constituents of building and road structures. The quarry industry has an increasing potential in improving productivity and safety with the introduction of wireless communication technologies. However, the environment in the quarry is harsh due to high EMC, dust and solid materials that present non-line-of-sight (NLOS) issues to the wireless communication. This paper evaluates how a set of wireless standards performs in the quarry in terms of range and packet reception ratio (PRR). The assessment includes the wireless short-range technologies ZigBee, 802.11g and 802.11p using frequencies of 868 MHz, 2.4 GHz and 5.9 GHz. Further, the paper presents measurement results from a real quarry environment and identifies system considerations for quarry safety and efficiency applications based on collected data.

Bibtex

@inproceedings{Vernersson3419,
author = {Susanne Vernersson and Eleni Kalpaxidou and David Rylander },
title = {Evaluation of Wireless Short-Range Communication Performance in a Quarry Environment},
pages = {308--313},
month = {December},
year = {2013},
booktitle = {The 2nd International Conference on Connected Vehicles {\&} Expo},
publisher = {Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE ) },
url = {http://www.es.mdh.se/publications/3419-}
}