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Förening av trådlösa mesh-nätverk och PLC-miljö för industriella behov
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer and Electrical Engineering.
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer and Electrical Engineering.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Composition of wireless mesh networks and PLC for industrial needs (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

In conjunction with the possibility of inexpensive wireless communication, many products of tomorrow are developed with the support for wireless communication. The technology enables the possibilty of wireless communication to small plattforms at a realistic price. The cheap connectivity allows for great creativity and gives the developers imagination a wide discretion in the development of new products. This thesis aims to evaluate how the serial communication protocol Modbus RTU - RS232, performs and behaves when transported through meshed networks (Atmel lightweight mesh will be used in this thesis). The work was commissioned by M2M Solutions in J¨onk¨oping. The report will answer the following questions1. How does Modbus RTU behaves when transported through a meshed network. 2. How does Modbus RTU preform when transported through Atmel Lightweight Mesh.The authors have chosen to conduct action research to answer established questions. A test system consisting of both hardware and software was designed and created. With this system, several different tests were conducted and the results were observed and subjected to reflection. The different tests varied the distance, the network’s composition and location of the network infrastructure. Through observation of the test system and evaluation of the recorded data conclusions concering Modbus RTU’s performance and behavior during transport in Atmel lightweigh mesh has been drawn. The test system has been designed with the help of clients and previously made research. Modbus behaves nominally during transportation through Atmel lightweight mesh. Before the network is fully established, an inability to transport data has beend observed. The performance is evaluated by the time it takes to send data, the time is greatly affected by the following factors; Network composition and changes in signal strength (that creates changes in transport routes). For each additional node that traffic is transported through an increase of 5-10ms in the responstime was noted. The network’s ability to change the transport route is also expected to increase performance. The wireless communication provides a longer range than during transportation by standard conventional cable.Considering the results, the authors believe that Modbus RTU has the potential for use in transportation through wireless, meshed networks. One possible scenario is when several Modbus RTU masters are beeing used and data needs to be transported over large distances.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 40 p.
Keyword [sv]
IEEE 802.15.4, Modbus, PLC, IoT, Internet of Things, Trådlöst, Wireless sensor network, Atmel Lightweight Mesh, BeagleBone Black
National Category
Embedded Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28262ISRN: JU-JTH-DTA-1-20150013OAI: diva2:867198
Subject / course
JTH, Computer Engineering; JTH, Computer Engineering
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-04 Last updated: 2015-11-27Bibliographically approved

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