In this paper we propose a framework that allows a designer to assess various physical and cyber factors involved in determining the performance of a wireless use case as well as evaluate their performance impacts in search for a design that leads to an efficient wireless solution. Specifically, wireless design problems are first generalized as a unified radio resource management (RRM) problem in which the problem set, i.e., design objectives and system conditions, is formulated by a number of design elements indicating various quality of services (QoS) criteria and network resources constraints. The factors involved in the use cases are then enumerated in a conceptually tiered structure using domain knowledge in operational technology (OT) applications, data services, and information technology (IT) infrastructures. Given such structure, the correlations between factors are discussed within a domain as well as between domains. The framework reveals that individual factors can impact one or more related design elements and they jointly determine the RRM problem set. Typical use cases in recent research efforts are addressed in this paper as it relates to individual factors, which leads to the identification of specific wireless design problems related to the use case.
Proceedings of the IEEE
wireless, manufacturing, IIoT, IoT