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Electrical and Computer Engineering
Massood Zandi Atashbar
An industrial wireless communication system for short structured messages was needed to support lean manufacturing environments. While first generation prototypes of end devices were previously constructed for the network, it lacked the range, robustness and battery operation desired. The advances made in the new system incorporate multiple small rechargeable user modules that communicate with and through one or more higher powered fixed location message router stations. This configuration ensures that wireless signal integrity is maintained throughout an industrial facility, and that the messages are successfully sent and received. XBee wireless transceivers were imbedded onto the router to enable communication between devices and router. The router stations use higher power ISM band Digi’s Xtend RF modems for router-to-router station communications. The configuration of the nodes ensures that wireless signal integrity is maintained throughout an industrial or manufacturing facility and that the messages are successfully sent and received. Embedded software in the user modules and router stations ensure robust communications in the presence of high power transient RF noise often found in manufacturing environments by repeating message transmission until a successful response is received.
Dias, Jolica; Semrau, Devin; and Abukabbos, Jumana, "Industrial Wireless Communication System for Notification" (2013). Honors Theses. 2222.
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