Next Generation Industrial Radio LAN for Tactile and Safety Applications

Next Generation Industrial Radio LAN for Tactile and Safety Applications
Sergiy Melnyk, Abraham Tesfay, Hans Schotten, Jason Rambach, Didier Stricker, Markus Petri, Marcus Ehrig, Thomas Augustin, Norman Franchi, Gerhard Fettweis, Oleksandr Artemenko, Michael Schneider, Markus Aleksy
VDE/ITG Fachtagung Mobilkommunikation, May 9-10, Osnabrück, Germany

Abstract:
Advanced industrial applications as augmented reality support for maintenance works or mobile control panels require new reliable wireless connectivity solutions that are not available today. Based on an analysis of some representative use cases, this paper identifies and quantitatively describes the resulting requirements on the wireless systems and provides a comparison to state of the art solutions. In a second part, this paper introduces a new industrial radio concept that is able to meet the derived requirements. The overall concept and the most important features allowing to meet the requirements is discussed in detail.
Keywords:
Industrial radio, industrial internet, WLAN, reliable wireless, tactile communication, mmWave communication, edge computing, localization, new waveform, multi-link communication, HMI, AR, safety, mobile panel