|Title||Simulative assessments of the IEEE 802.15.4 CSMA/CA with Priority Channel Access in Structural Health Monitoring scenarios|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Conference||2017|
|Authors||Leonardi, L., G. Patti, F. Battaglia, and L. Lo Bello|
|Conference Name||IEEE 15th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN`2017)|
|Conference Location||Emden, Germany|
Recently, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are emerging in various application fields thanks to their low cost and ease of deployment. In particular, the rapid increase of critical monitoring applications encourages the study and evaluation of wireless communication protocols that can fulfill the requirements of such applications. Among the WSN standards, the IEEE 802.15.4 is very promising, as it provides critical messages with the support for prioritized channel access through the Priority Channel Access mechanism. The paper assesses the behavior of an IEEE 802.15.4 wireless sensor network implementing the Priority Channel Access mechanism in a realistic monitoring scenario, focusing on the impact on critical message transmissions. The assessments are based on OMNeT++ simulations.