Providing a secure and reliable wireless communication for the dynamic factories of the future

Enabling reliable wireless shop floor communication through local 5G network deployment

Development of suitable mixed wireless/wired architecture for in-factory communication
  • Flexible, ultra-low delay and interference tolerant radio technologies
  • Low-delay in-site backhaul and low delay cross-site communication
  • Easy to configure and maintainable networking infrastructure
  • Easy adaptation to changing shop floor
  • environment and production processes

Communication environment characteristics

  • Communication and non-communication
  • (machines) radio interferers
  • Coexistence with existing systems
  • Many communicating devices (machines,
  • goods, tools, controllers, transportation …)
  • Extended demands on reliability, long term
  • operations, maintenance, security …

Fog Nodes

Fog Nodes are using communication beyond the deployed infrastructure in order to provide even more “localized” services 

Direct communication with the Fog Node
  • A D2D communication path is established with selected devices
  • UE apps communicate with (and through) the Fog node Apps

Communication through the infrastructure

  • The Fog intelligence communicates with the other nodes through the local radio
  • Easy mechanism to add intelligence to existing networks
  • In both cases UEs have to be dynamically configured to connect to the appropriate Fog Node