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An RTOS-based Architecture for Industrial Wireless Sensor Network Stacks with Multi-Processor Support
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Electronic Systems.
2013 (English)In: Proceedings ICIT 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), 2013, 1216-1221 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The design of industrial wireless sensor network (IWSN) stacks requires the adoption of real time operation system (RTOS). Challenges exist especially in timing integrity and multi-processor support. As a solution, we propose an RTOS-based architecture for IWSN stacks with multi-processor support. It offers benefits in terms of platform independency, product life cycle, safety and security, system integration complexity, and performance scalability. An implemented WirelessHART stack has proven the feasibility of the proposed architecture in practical product design. And future challenges as well as suggestions to standard improvement are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. 1216-1221 p.
Keyword [en]
Industrial wireless sensor networks, Performance scalability, Product life cycles, Proposed architectures, Real time operation system, Safety and securities, System integration, Timing integrities, Architecture, Product design, Wireless sensor networks, Multiprocessing systems
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-122496DOI: 10.1109/ICIT.2013.6505847ISI: 000322785200190ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84877616900ISBN: 978-1-4673-4567-5OAI: diva2:622738
IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT2013), Feb 2013, Cape Town, South Africa.

QC 20131202

Available from: 2013-05-23 Created: 2013-05-23 Last updated: 2013-12-02Bibliographically approved
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1. Technologies and Architectures of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) for Health and Well-being
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Technologies and Architectures of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) for Health and Well-being
2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

The emerging technology breakthrough of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) is expected to offer promising solutions for food supply chain (FSC) and in-home healthcare (IHH), which may significantly contribute to human health and well-being. In this thesis, we have investigated the technologies and architectures of the IoT for these two applications as so-called Food-IoT and Health-IoT respectively. We intend to resolve a series of research problems about the WSN architectures, device architectures and system integration architectures. To reduce the time-to-market and risk of failure, business aspects are taken into account more than before in the early stage of technology development because the technologies and applications of IoT are both immature today.

The challenges about enabling devices that we have addressed include: the WSN mobility and wide area deployment, efficient data compression in resource-limited wireless sensor devices, reliable communication protocol stack architecture, and integration of acting capacity to the low cost intelligent and interactive packaging (I2Pack). Correspondingly, the WAN-SAN coherent architecture of WSN, the RTOS-based and multiprocessor friendly stack architecture, the content-extraction based data compression algorithm, and the CDM-based I2Pack solution are proposed and demonstrated.

At the system level, we have addressed the challenges about effective integration of scattered devices and technologies, including EIS and information integration architectures such as shelf-life prediction and real-time supply chain re-planning for the Food-IoT, and device and service integration architectures for the Health-IoT. Additionally, we have also addressed some challenges at the top business level, including the Value Chain Models and Value Proposition of the Food-IoT, and the cooperative ecosystem model of the Health-IoT. These findings are generic and not dependent on our proprietary technologies and devices.

To be more generalized, we have demonstrated an effective research approach, the so-called Business-Technology Co-Design (BTCD),  to resolve an essential challenge in nowadays research on the IoT -- the lack of alignment of basic technology and practical business requirements. We have shown its effectiveness by our design practice. It could be an instructive example of “the change of mindset” which is essential for the IoT research in the future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kista Sweden: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2013. xiv, 75 p.
Internet-of-Things, Wireless Sensor Network, Enterprise Information System, Food Supply Chain, In-Home Healthcare
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-122213 (URN)978-91-7501-736-5 (ISBN)
Public defence
2013-06-10, Sal-D, KTH Forum, Kista, 10:00 (English)

QC 20130523

Available from: 2013-05-23 Created: 2013-05-14 Last updated: 2013-05-23Bibliographically approved

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