Communication between wagons: propagation channel and architecture

Sara Iben Jellal., Ulrich Biaou., Laila Sakkila., Michael Bocquet., Sylvie Baranowski and Atika Rivenq

With the growth of wireless technologies at low cost, railway industries are leveraging wireless platform to create efficiencies. Indeed, the aim of the work presented in this paper is a part of a general study concerning the connected wagon. The objective is to ensure communication of data associated to wagon (contents, location…). The paper presents, firstly, a state of existing technologies and the most promising technology for our project: ZigBee. Then, the second part evaluates their performance in propagation environment taking into account channel propagation and coexistence between technologies in 2.4 GHz.

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