A8.4 - Test Method for Narrowband F/TDMA-based Wireless Sensor/Actuator Networks
- AMA Conferences 2017
2017-05-30 - 2017-06-01
- Proceedings Sensor 2017
- A8 - Wireless Sensors II
- C. Cammin, D. Krush, R. Heynicke, G. Scholl - Helmut-Schmidt-University, Hamburg (Germany)
- 151 - 156
A test method for narrowband wireless sensor/actuator networks is presented, facilitating affordable and efficient performance and compliance tests prior to the deployment of the wireless communication systems. Employing frequency/time division multiple access (F/TDMA) techniques and protocol synchronization, a new and efficient test method is suggested, where the equipment under test (EUT) is evaluated under a worst-case scenario. A cost-efficient channel emulator is introduced to emulate fading in multipath environments. Also industrial interferes can be included in the setup. Furthermore, a procedure to test wireless devices with integrated, non-detachable antennas is presented.