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Reliable, High-Performance Wireless Systems for Factory Automation



Kang B. Lee, Rick Candell, Hans-Peter Bernhard, Dave Cavalcanti, Zhibo Pang, Inaki Val


Wireless has emerged as an enabling technology to improve operational flexibility and efficiency for factory automation. The latest wireless technology, standardization activities, and research issues were explored and discussed through the examination of different relevant wireless use cases in a workshop. Some key points, standardization challenges, and research needs of wireless in different areas of factory automation are presented in this article to be reviewed and considered by the industry and standardization development organizations.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8317
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Factory automation, industrial wireless, precision motion control, cloud-fog automation, collaborative robotics, 5G, TSN


Lee, K. , Candell, R. , Bernhard, H. , Cavalcanti, D. , Pang, Z. and Val, I. (2020), Reliable, High-Performance Wireless Systems for Factory Automation, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created September 17, 2020, Updated October 25, 2023