Publication detail

Cellular-enabled Wearables in Public Safety Networks: State of the Art and Performance Evaluation

SAAFI, S. HOŠEK, J. KOLACKOVA, A.

Original Title

Cellular-enabled Wearables in Public Safety Networks: State of the Art and Performance Evaluation

English Title

Cellular-enabled Wearables in Public Safety Networks: State of the Art and Performance Evaluation

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

With the aim of offering services and products that ensure the safety of people and properties, public safety organizations are responsible for providing the first responders, i.e., police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service (EMS) workers, with devices and communication systems that help them exchange time-sensitive and critical information. To address the mission-critical requirements and to target new broadband public safety applications, these organizations started migrating from traditional land mobile radio (LMR) towards cellular communication systems with the consideration of a new set of deployed devices, such as wearables. In this paper, we first provide a state of the art on the features that are introduced by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and that can be used for public safety services. Second, we discuss the role of wearable devices, more precisely cellular-enabled wearables, in creating several new use cases as part of the concept of the Internet of Life Saving Things (IoLST). Finally, we conduct a performance evaluation of a mission-critical service using cellular-enabled wearables, specifically a mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) application using long-term evolution (LTE) Cat-M2-enabled smartwatches. In this evaluation, we examine the impact of different parameters related to the wearable device capabilities and the MCPTT call scenarios on the principal key performance indicator defined by 3GPP for this type of applications, which is the MCPTT access time.

English abstract

With the aim of offering services and products that ensure the safety of people and properties, public safety organizations are responsible for providing the first responders, i.e., police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service (EMS) workers, with devices and communication systems that help them exchange time-sensitive and critical information. To address the mission-critical requirements and to target new broadband public safety applications, these organizations started migrating from traditional land mobile radio (LMR) towards cellular communication systems with the consideration of a new set of deployed devices, such as wearables. In this paper, we first provide a state of the art on the features that are introduced by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and that can be used for public safety services. Second, we discuss the role of wearable devices, more precisely cellular-enabled wearables, in creating several new use cases as part of the concept of the Internet of Life Saving Things (IoLST). Finally, we conduct a performance evaluation of a mission-critical service using cellular-enabled wearables, specifically a mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) application using long-term evolution (LTE) Cat-M2-enabled smartwatches. In this evaluation, we examine the impact of different parameters related to the wearable device capabilities and the MCPTT call scenarios on the principal key performance indicator defined by 3GPP for this type of applications, which is the MCPTT access time.

Keywords

Public safety; Cellular connectivity; Wearables; Internet of Life Saving Things

Released

05.10.2020

Publisher

IEEE

Location

Online

ISBN

978-1-7281-9281-9

Book

2020 12th International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops (ICUMT)

Pages from

201

Pages to

207

Pages count

7

URL

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT164797,
  author="Salwa {Saafi} and Jiří {Hošek} and Aneta {Koláčková}",
  title="Cellular-enabled Wearables in Public Safety Networks: State of the Art and Performance Evaluation",
  annote="With the aim of offering services and products that ensure the safety of people and properties, public safety organizations are responsible for providing the first responders, i.e., police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service (EMS) workers, with devices and communication systems that help them exchange time-sensitive and critical information. To address the mission-critical requirements and to target new broadband public safety applications, these organizations started migrating from traditional
land mobile radio (LMR) towards cellular communication systems with the consideration of a new set of deployed devices, such as wearables. In this paper, we first provide a state of the art on the features that are introduced by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and that can be used for public safety services. Second, we discuss the role of wearable devices, more precisely cellular-enabled wearables, in creating several new use cases as part of the concept of the Internet of Life Saving Things (IoLST). Finally, we conduct a performance evaluation of a mission-critical service using cellular-enabled wearables, specifically a mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) application using long-term evolution (LTE) Cat-M2-enabled smartwatches. In this evaluation, we examine the impact of different parameters related to the wearable device capabilities and the MCPTT call scenarios on the principal key performance indicator defined by 3GPP for this type of applications, which is the MCPTT access time.",
  address="IEEE",
  booktitle="2020 12th International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops (ICUMT)",
  chapter="164797",
  doi="10.1109/ICUMT51630.2020.9222459",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="IEEE",
  year="2020",
  month="october",
  pages="201--207",
  publisher="IEEE",
  type="conference paper"
}