Demystifying communication signal lost for network redundancy connectivity: evidence from coverage analysis studies on AMR systemarticle

  • W. Hashim
  • A. F. Ismail
  • K. Badron
  • A. S. Yahya
  • S. H. Sulaiman
  • M. S. Sauti
Keywords: Signal strength, AMR, Cognitive Network Selection, Network redundancy, Signal lost.

Abstract

These studies report on the communication signal lost factors that were analyzed and supported by evidences on coverage analysis activities for Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) systems. We have categorized the influential signal lost factors into four core elements that were concluded based on our field measurement studies. We have conducted measurement on Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) parameter and outline the steps and techniques of such research activity. Our results show that a single network connection might not be able to support for reliable Internet network connectivity for critical communication device like AMR system. Hence, applying network redundancy technique into developing a more functional communication module could be an effective solution to combat the issue on signal lost for AMR meters.

Keywords: Signal strength; AMR; Cognitive Network Selection; Network redundancy;
Signal lost.

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