Integration Infrastructure of Token-Based Industrial WSN and TCP
As some prevalent wired networks in industrial field are based on TCP, we proposed a novel integration infrastructure of token-based industrial WSN protocol and TCP, so as to make the application of wireless communication technologies more flexible. In the paper, a protocol conversion infrastructure is presented, which is based on data mapping mechanism. The protocol converter includes two modules: Wireless Industrial Control Network(WICN) master module and TCP host module. WICN master module owns an exclusive data buffer called WICN data buffer. TCP host module also has its own data buffer which is named TCP data buffer. A public data area is used for realizing the data mapping between WICN data buffer and TCP data buffer. By the data mapping mechanism, a station in wired network segment could get the data from WICN by accessing TCP data buffer, and WICN slave station could get the data from wired network via WICN data buffer. By the protocol conversion mechanism based on data mapping, flexible data exchange of heterogeneous networks could be realized.
W. Y. Hou et al., "Integration Infrastructure of Token-Based Industrial WSN and TCP", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 52-54, pp. 1300-1305, 2011