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Flexible Wi-Fi communication among mobile robots in Indoor industrial environments

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In order to speed up industrial processes and to improve logistics, mobile robots are getting important in industry. In this paper, we propose a flexible and configurable architecture for the mobile node that is able to operate in different network topology scenarios. The proposed solution is able to operate in presence of network infrastructure, in ad hoc mode only, or to use both possibilities. In case of mixed architecture, mesh capabilities will enable coverage problem detection and overcoming. The solution is based on real requirements from an automated guided vehicle producer. First, we evaluate the overhead introduced by our solution. Since the mobile robot communication relies in broadcast traffic, the broadcast scalability in mesh network is evaluated too. Finally, through experiments on a wireless testbed for a variety of scenarios, we analyze the impact of roaming, mobility and traffic separation, and demonstrate the advantage of our approach in handling coverage problems.
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AD HOC NETWORKS, CHALLENGES, CAPACITY

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Haxhibeqiri, Jetmir, Elnaz Alizadeh Jarchlo, Ingrid Moerman, and Jeroen Hoebeke. 2018. “Flexible Wi-Fi Communication Among Mobile Robots in Indoor Industrial Environments.” Mobile Information Systems.
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Haxhibeqiri, J., Alizadeh Jarchlo, E., Moerman, I., & Hoebeke, J. (2018). Flexible Wi-Fi communication among mobile robots in Indoor industrial environments. MOBILE INFORMATION SYSTEMS.
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Haxhibeqiri J, Alizadeh Jarchlo E, Moerman I, Hoebeke J. Flexible Wi-Fi communication among mobile robots in Indoor industrial environments. MOBILE INFORMATION SYSTEMS. London: Hindawi Ltd; 2018;
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Haxhibeqiri, Jetmir, Elnaz Alizadeh Jarchlo, Ingrid Moerman, et al. “Flexible Wi-Fi Communication Among Mobile Robots in Indoor Industrial Environments.” MOBILE INFORMATION SYSTEMS (2018): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {In order to speed up industrial processes and to improve logistics, mobile robots are getting important in industry. In this paper, we propose a flexible and configurable architecture for the mobile node that is able to operate in different network topology scenarios. The proposed solution is able to operate in presence of network infrastructure, in ad hoc mode only, or to use both possibilities. In case of mixed architecture, mesh capabilities will enable coverage problem detection and overcoming. The solution is based on real requirements from an automated guided vehicle producer. First, we evaluate the overhead introduced by our solution. Since the mobile robot communication relies in broadcast traffic, the broadcast scalability in mesh network is evaluated too. Finally, through experiments on a wireless testbed for a variety of scenarios, we analyze the impact of roaming, mobility and traffic separation, and demonstrate the advantage of our approach in handling coverage problems.},
  articleno    = {3918302},
  author       = {Haxhibeqiri, Jetmir and Alizadeh Jarchlo, Elnaz and Moerman, Ingrid and Hoebeke, Jeroen},
  issn         = {1574-017X},
  journal      = {MOBILE INFORMATION SYSTEMS},
  keyword      = {AD HOC NETWORKS,CHALLENGES,CAPACITY},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {19},
  publisher    = {Hindawi Ltd},
  title        = {Flexible Wi-Fi communication among mobile robots in Indoor industrial environments},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/3918302},
  year         = {2018},
}

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