Reliable Fault Tolerant-Based Multipath Routing Model for Industrial Wireless Control Systems

Hakim Abdulrab, Fawnizu Azmadi Hussin, Azrina Abd Aziz, Azlan Awang, Idris Ismail, P. Arun Mozhi Devan
2022 Applied Sciences  
Communication in industrial wireless networks necessitates reliability and precision. Besides, the existence of interference or traffic in the network must not affect the estimated network properties. Therefore, data packets have to be sent within a certain time frame and over a reliable connection. However, the working scenarios and the characteristics of the network itself make it vulnerable to node or link faults, which impact the transmission reliability and overall performance. This
more » ... aims to introduce a developed multipath routing model, which leads to cost-effective planning, low latency and high reliability of industrial wireless mesh networks, such as the WirelessHART networks. The multipath routing model has three primary paths, and each path has a backup node. The backup node stores the data transmitted by the parent node to grant communication continuity when primary nodes fail. The multipath routing model is developed based on optimal network planning and deployment algorithm. Simulations were conducted on a WirelessHART simulator using Network Simulator (NS2). The performance of the developed model is compared with the state-of-the-art. The obtained results reveal a significant reduction in the average network latency, low power consumption, better improvement in expected network lifetime, and enhanced packet delivery ratio which improve network reliability.
doi:10.3390/app12020544 fatcat:axnpsyy7hvfchcqrt5nk7k6nha