Industrial Wireless: Problem Space, Success Considerations, Technologies, and Future Direction

Published: September 22, 2017


Richard Candell, Mohamed T. Hany


The use of wireless technologies within factories demands a comprehensive understanding of the problems and potential solutions associated with the rigors of the manufacturing environment Selection and deployment of wireless networking solutions to factories require that the problem space be clearly defined. With the problem space defined, a mapping of potential technologies to classes of use cases within the problem space will be useful to factory operators, system integrators, and wireless systems manufacturers. Identification of use cases, not addressed by existing technologies, may be used to spur targeted innovation where reliability, resilience, latency, and scalability are joint concerns. Motivated by the industry need for independent practical guidelines and solutions to difficult wireless control problems, this paper provides a classification of the problem categories where networking technologies may be deployed. It then maps specific technologies that may serve as interim or terminal solutions for those use cases identified within the problem space taxonomy.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of International Symposium on Resilient Communications Systems
Conference Dates: September 18-22, 2017
Conference Location: Wilmington, DE
Conference Title: Resilience Week: International Symposium on Resilient Communications Systems
Pub Type: Conferences

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industrial wireless, industrial communication, industrial control, networked control, manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, taxonomy
Created September 22, 2017, Updated July 05, 2017