Deployment strategies for the industrial IoT: a case study based on surface mines

Erika Portela Lopes de Almeida, Robson Vieira, Gabriel Guieiro, Ignacio Rodriguez, Troels Bundgaard Sørensen, Preben E. Mogensen, Luis Guilherme Uzeda Garcia

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Abstract

The mining industry is on a transition towards
unmanned operations. This implies a step change in wireless
infrastructure expansion to support autonomous and teleoperated
machinery. This paper investigates how the topographic changes
over the course of 10 years of continuous mining affect the
propagation conditions, and impacts the performance associated
with different deployment strategies for wireless networks in
a large open-pit mining complex in Brazil. Through a series
of system-level simulations, using detailed terrain models, realistic
traffic volumes and a dedicated propagation model, we
compare the ability of different deployment strategies, and
network features, to meet given performance targets with existing
technology. The results show that heterogeneous deployments can
be exploited to continuously guarantee coverage in this everchanging
topography, while interference mitigation techniques,
such as enhanced inter-cell interference coordination (eICIC) and
beamforming, can be used to reduce the system outage without
need to increase the spectrum.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2019-Fall)
Number of pages7
PublisherIEEE
Publication date7 Nov 2019
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-1221-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-1220-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2019
Event2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference - Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Honolulu, United States
Duration: 22 Sep 201925 Sep 2019
Conference number: 90
http://www.ieeevtc.org/vtc2019fall/

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference
Number90
LocationWaikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period22/09/201925/09/2019
Internet address
SeriesIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. Proceedings
ISSN2577-2465

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Open pit mining
Mineral industry
Outages
Wireless networks
Internet of things

Keywords

  • Industrial
  • IoT
  • Open-pit mine
  • Deployment strategy

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Almeida, E. P. L. D., Vieira, R., Guieiro, G., Rodriguez, I., Sørensen, T. B., E. Mogensen, P., & Uzeda Garcia, L. G. (2019). Deployment strategies for the industrial IoT: a case study based on surface mines. In 2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2019-Fall) IEEE. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. Proceedings https://doi.org/10.1109/VTCFall.2019.8891602
Almeida, Erika Portela Lopes de ; Vieira, Robson ; Guieiro, Gabriel ; Rodriguez, Ignacio ; Sørensen, Troels Bundgaard ; E. Mogensen, Preben ; Uzeda Garcia, Luis Guilherme. / Deployment strategies for the industrial IoT: a case study based on surface mines. 2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2019-Fall). IEEE, 2019. (IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. Proceedings).
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Almeida EPLD, Vieira R, Guieiro G, Rodriguez I, Sørensen TB, E. Mogensen P et al. Deployment strategies for the industrial IoT: a case study based on surface mines. In 2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2019-Fall). IEEE. 2019. (IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/VTCFall.2019.8891602