Machine-to-Machine Sensor Data Multiplexing Using LTE-Advanced Relay Node for Logistics

Farhan Ahmad, Safdar Nawaz Khan Marwat, Yasir Zaki, Yasir Mehmood, Carmelita Görg

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Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication is one of the emerging fields today and expected to play a major role in interconnecting various types of devices for different applications, such as logistics. Mobile communication standards, such as Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A), have high data rate capability and are designed to provide broadband services to the human-based communication. M2M devices in logistics usually transmit small amount of data depending on the application scenario. LTE-A can be optimized to provide better performance of M2M devices in logistics. This paper studies a Relay Node (RN) based solution in LTE-A to integrate M2M devices in mobile cellular networks. Different M2M scenarios are developed for logistics along with normal LTE-A users in our LTE-A simulation model implemented in OPNET Modeler. The simulation results show that the data traffic performance of LTE-A network improves significantly if RN is utilized for aggregation and multiplexing of M2M data traffic in logistics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Logistics
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Logistics
ISSN (Print)2194-8917
ISSN (Electronic)2194-8925


  • Aggregation
  • LTE-A
  • Logistics
  • M2M
  • Relay node

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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