Bluetooth Low Energy sensor networks for railway applications
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This paper analyzes the viability of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) as the enabling technology in railway scenarios to allow sensor data transmission from ground to train. This proposal is based on using the broadcasting capabilities introduced by the Bluetooth specifications since v4.0. The last version, v5.0, extends the range the speed and the broadcast capacity. However, due to its recent publication it is hard to find real devices with it implemented in the market. The proposed schema has been validated by means of experimental measurements using v4.2.
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CitationHernandez, A., Valdovinos, A., Perez, D., Valenzuela, J. Bluetooth Low Energy sensor networks for railway applications. A: IEEE Sensors. "IEEE SENSORS 2017: October 29-November 1, 2017, Glasgow, UK, Scottish Event Campus (SEC): 2017 conference proceedings". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017, p. 1-3.