Performance of IEEE 802.11 Wireless Technologies in Airplane Maintenance

Conference: IFAWC 2006 - 3rd International Forum on Applied Wearable Computing 2006
03/15/2006 - 03/16/2006 at Bremen, Germany

Proceedings: IFAWC 2006

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Hofmann, Philipp (DoCoMo Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH, Munich, Germany)
Kuladinithi, Koojana; Timm-Giel, Andreas; Görg, Carmelita (University of Bremen, tzi ikom, Bremen, Germany)

An attractive application scenario for wearable computing is the maintenance of airplanes. In this scenario, wearable computers need wireless communication with high data rates to enable mobile workers to communicate with remote assistants or to obtain video manuals from remote servers. This paper describes experiments and results of measurements with IEEE 802.11 wireless technologies in an airplane maintenance scenario. The highest throughput was achieved with IEEE 802.11g/n devices in infrastructure mode.