Performance analysis of a fail-safe wireless communication architecture for IoT based fire alarm control panels

Song Qiu, Robert Allan, Rajagopal Nilavalan, Jeff Ivey, Steven Butterfield, Maozhen Li
2021 SN Applied Sciences  
AbstractThis study presents a fail-safe wireless communication architecture for Internet of Things based fire alarm control panels. In fire safety industry, one of the most important issues is to ensure the key information be delivered. A radio frequency wireless communication link is considered for enabling the fail-safe feature when the primary Internet of Things link is failed. In this paper, the design of the wireless communication architecture is proposed, and the system hardware based on
more » ... ustomised micro-controller and wireless communication processors is implemented. In order to examine the performance of the proposed wireless communication architecture, a long-term evaluation is designed and conducted in an industrial warehouse, to demonstrate the information latency with parameter of round-trip time, and system reliability with parameter of probability failure rate. The experimental results show that the proposed wireless communication architecture could achieve the low latency and high reliability requirements and reduce the chance of key information loss. With the multi-disciplinary findings discovered, the proposed wireless communication architecture is feasible to be considered to use in future Internet of Things based fire safety products.
doi:10.1007/s42452-021-04400-2 fatcat:bov3e2q3xnbedlrqbvpgrgz4xy