Development of a Network Manager Compatible with WirelessHART Standard
The use of industrial wireless networks has been growing continuously and it has become an alternative to wired networks. One of the main elements of an industrial wireless network is the network manager, this component is responsible for tasks related to the network construction and maintenance. This work presents the development of a network manager compatible with the WirelessHART protocol, but also customizable, where it is possible to make modifications in order to carry out studies with this protocol. Case studies are presented where the developed tool was used for studies related to communications scheduling, adaptive channel mapping and fast data collection, thus proving the efficiency of the proposed manager.