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Future Internet 2010, 2(2), 96-125; doi:10.3390/fi2020096
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Survey on Wireless Sensor Network Technologies for Industrial Automation: The Security and Quality of Service Perspectives

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Received: 30 January 2010; in revised form: 19 March 2010 / Accepted: 24 March 2010 / Published: 8 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Security for Next Generation Wireless and Decentralized Systems)
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Abstract: Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are gradually adopted in the industrial world due to their advantages over wired networks. In addition to saving cabling costs, WSNs widen the realm of environments feasible for monitoring. They thus add sensing and acting capabilities to objects in the physical world and allow for communication among these objects or with services in the future Internet. However, the acceptance of WSNs by the industrial automation community is impeded by open issues, such as security guarantees and provision of Quality of Service (QoS). To examine both of these perspectives, we select and survey relevant WSN technologies dedicated to industrial automation. We determine QoS requirements and carry out a threat analysis, which act as basis of our evaluation of the current state-of-the-art. According to the results of this evaluation, we identify and discuss open research issues.
Keywords: Wireless Sensor Networks; Industrial Automation; Quality of Service; Security; State-of-the-art; WirelessHART; ISA100.11a-2009; ZigBee; Wireless Interface for Sensors and Actuators ; 802.15.4e Factory Automation MAC Layer Wireless Sensor Networks; Industrial Automation; Quality of Service; Security; State-of-the-art; WirelessHART; ISA100.11a-2009; ZigBee; Wireless Interface for Sensors and Actuators; 802.15.4e Factory Automation MAC Layer
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MDPI and ACS Style

Christin, D.; Mogre, P.S.; Hollick, M. Survey on Wireless Sensor Network Technologies for Industrial Automation: The Security and Quality of Service Perspectives. Future Internet 2010, 2, 96-125.

AMA Style

Christin D, Mogre PS, Hollick M. Survey on Wireless Sensor Network Technologies for Industrial Automation: The Security and Quality of Service Perspectives. Future Internet. 2010; 2(2):96-125.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Christin, Delphine; Mogre, Parag S.; Hollick, Matthias. 2010. "Survey on Wireless Sensor Network Technologies for Industrial Automation: The Security and Quality of Service Perspectives." Future Internet 2, no. 2: 96-125.

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