IEEE 802.15.4g Based Wi-SUN Communication Systems

Hiroshi HARADA  Keiichi MIZUTANI  Jun FUJIWARA  Kentaro MOCHIZUKI  Kentaro OBATA  Ryota OKUMURA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E100-B   No.7   pp.1032-1043
Publication Date: 2017/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2016SCI0002
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Smart Radio and Its Applications in Conjunction with Main Topics of SmartCom)
Category: Transmission Systems and Transmission Equipment for Communications
Keyword: 
IEEE 802.15.4g,  Wi-SUN,  mobile communication,  sensor network,  smart utility network,  

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Summary: 
This paper summarizes Wi-SUN communication systems and their physical (PHY) layer and media access control (MAC) specifications. Firstly, the Wi-SUN communication systems are categorized into three. The key PHY and MAC standards, IEEE 802.15.4g and .4e, that configure the systems are explained, and fundamental transmission performances of the systems in the PHY layer and MAC layer are evaluated by computer simulations. Then, the Wi-SUN alliance and the Wi-SUN profiles that include IEEE 802.15.4g and .4e are explained. Finally, to understand the transmission performance of actual IEEE 802.15.4g Wi-SUN radio devices, PER performances under AWGN and multipath fading environments are measured by using IEEE 802.15.4g compliant and Wi-SUN alliance certified radio modules. This paper is an instruction paper for the beginners of the Wi-SUN based communications systems.