Industrial Wireless Systems Guidelines: Practical Considerations and Deployment Life-cycle
Richard Candell, Mohamed T. Hany, Yongkang Liu, Kang B. Lee, Sebti Foufou
Industrial wireless has a great potential to improve monitoring and control of various processes and equipment in distributed automation systems due to the advances in wireless networks and installation flexibility. However, the harsh industrial environments and interferences from crowded electromagnetic frequency spectrum make it challenging for ndustrial wireless to achieve the required performance. Thus, it is important to understand the benefits of industrial wireless at certain industrial settings, the approach for reliable operations, the technologies to be used, and the best practices for successful industrial wireless deployments. With the increase in deployments of existing wireless technologies in various applications in industrial settings, manufacturers need help in making confident decisions in deploying appropriate wireless technologies based on their operating requirements. Hence, the purpose of this article is to present our approach in industrial wireless system deployments by discussing various phases of deployment lifecycle. Then we examine the problems and technology spaces for industrial wireless. Furthermore, we talk about various objectives and success criteria for wireless technologies deployments.