|Title||SchedWiFi: An Innovative Approach to support Scheduled Traffic in Ad-hoc Industrial IEEE 802.11 networks|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Conference||2015|
|Authors||Patti, G., G. Alderisi, and L. Lo Bello|
|Conference Name||IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation (ETFA)|
The spread use of IEEE 802.11 networks in industrial automation raised the need to support multiple traffic classes with different requirements. This paper proposes a novel approach, called SchedWiFi, that provides flexible support to the scheduled traffic class, i.e., a high priority traffic class that is transmitted according to a fixed schedule, over IEEE 802.11 ad-hoc industrial networks. SchedWiFi operates on the IEEE 802.11n physical layer, thus providing high datarate, and supports multiple traffic classes with different priorities.