Reliable, High-Performance Wireless Systems for Factory Automation
Kang B. Lee, Richard 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.