Machine-to-Machine Sensor Data Multiplexing Using LTE-Advanced Relay Node for Logistics

Farhan Ahmad, Safdar Nawaz Khan Marwat, Yasir Zaki, Yasir Mehmood, Carmelita Görg

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Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication is one of the emerging fields today and expected to play a major role in interconnecting various types of devices for different applications, such as logistics. Mobile communication standards, such as Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A), have high data rate capability and are designed to provide broadband services to the human-based communication. M2M devices in logistics usually transmit small amount of data depending on the application scenario. LTE-A can be optimized to provide better performance of M2M devices in logistics. This paper studies a Relay Node (RN) based solution in LTE-A to integrate M2M devices in mobile cellular networks. Different M2M scenarios are developed for logistics along with normal LTE-A users in our LTE-A simulation model implemented in OPNET Modeler. The simulation results show that the data traffic performance of LTE-A network improves significantly if RN is utilized for aggregation and multiplexing of M2M data traffic in logistics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDynamics in Logistics
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference LDIC, 2014 Bremen, Germany
EditorsHerbert Kotzab, Jürgen Pannek, Klaus-Dieter Thoben
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319235127
ISBN (Print)9783319235110, 9783319794952
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics - Hotel Munte, Bremen, Germany
Duration: 10 Feb 201414 Feb 2014
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Logistics
PublisherSpringer Cham
ISSN (Print)2194-8917
ISSN (Electronic)2194-8925


Conference4th International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics
Abbreviated titleLDIC 2014
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