A Digital Twin (DT) approach to Narrow-Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) wireless communication optimization in an industrial scenario

Dangana, M., Hussain, S. , Ansari, S. , Imran, M. and Zoha, A. (2024) A Digital Twin (DT) approach to Narrow-Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) wireless communication optimization in an industrial scenario. Internet of Things, 25, 101113. (doi: 10.1016/j.iot.2024.101113)

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The pervasive realization of virtual replication of physical entities termed Digital Twin (DT) has been utilized in this paper to optimize the wireless communication of the Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) in an industrial scenario. This optimization is exclusively achieved through DT approach. NB-IoT is a Low-Powered Wide Area Network (LPWAN) standardized by 3GPP and leverages Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. The Amplify-and-Forward (AF) optimization technique is used to improve the performance of some notably poor-performing terminals in the scenario. Bit-Error-Rate (BER) tests show the terminals’ overall performance before and after optimization. An improvement of 17% is achieved in BER. The signal quality of the channels is analyzed as well as the Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF) is used to showcase the effective throughput performance of the NB-IoT terminals.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Funder: Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Federal Republic of Nigeria. 1671/19.
Keywords:5G, 6G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Amplify and Forward (AF), BER, CDF, Digital Twin (DT), Industry 4.0, LTE, Machine Learning (ML), Narrow-Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT), URLLC, SINR.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:DANGANA, MUHAMMAD and Zoha, Dr Ahmed and Ansari, Dr Shuja and Imran, Professor Muhammad and Hussain, Dr Sajjad
Creator Roles:
Dangana, M.Writing – review and editing, Writing – original draft, Visualization, Software, Resources, Methodology, Formal analysis, Data curation, Conceptualization
Hussain, S.Writing – review and editing, Supervision, Resources
Ansari, S.Writing – review and editing, Investigation, Formal analysis
Imran, M.Writing – review and editing, Supervision, Resources, Project administration
Zoha, A.Data curation, Writing – review and editing
Authors: Dangana, M., Hussain, S., Ansari, S., Imran, M., and Zoha, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Journal Name:Internet of Things
ISSN (Online):2542-6605
Published Online:08 February 2024
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2024 The Authors
First Published:First published in Internet of Things 25: 101113
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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