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Flexible Wi-Fi Communication among Mobile Robots in Indoor Industrial Environments

Jetmir Haxhibeqiri UGent, Elnaz Alizadeh Jarchlo, Ingrid Moerman UGent and Jeroen Hoebeke UGent (2018) MOBILE INFORMATION SYSTEMS.
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.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
keyword
AD HOC NETWORKS, CHALLENGES, CAPACITY
journal title
MOBILE INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Mob. Inf. Syst.
article number
3918302
pages
19 pages
publisher
Hindawi Ltd
place of publication
London
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000431323500001
ISSN
1574-017X
1875-905X
DOI
10.1155/2018/3918302
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
U
id
8562060
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8562060
date created
2018-05-17 06:46:07
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2018-05-17 06:46:07
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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},
}

Chicago
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.
APA
Haxhibeqiri, J., Alizadeh Jarchlo, E., Moerman, I., & Hoebeke, J. (2018). Flexible Wi-Fi Communication among Mobile Robots in Indoor Industrial Environments. MOBILE INFORMATION SYSTEMS.
Vancouver
1.
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;
MLA
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.