Industrielle Kommunikation

FITS: Entwicklung von Standardtests zur einheitlichen Bewertung industrieller Funklösungen

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Meier
01.09.2009 bis 29.02.2012
 

The goal of this research project was to develop appropriate standard test cases for a unified evaluation of the time and error performance of industrial wireless solutions with respect to selected classes of industrial applications. Especially, the following issues were addressed:

  •     Improve product assessment with validated methods and models.
  •    Support quality management by systematic approaches.
  •    Support realization of reliable wireless systems.
  •    Avoid unprofitable investment.

Fundamental parameters for time and error assessment such as transmission and update time, packet error rate and availability were derived as basic prerequisites. The 95 % percentile for transmission time and the standard deviation for update time were selected as appropriate statistical time measures.

The successfully developed test procedures of this research project enable manufacturers to evaluate the application-specific performance of their wireless systems in an early stage of development. Due to the fact that emulator-based test procedures are deterministic and thus reproducible, manufacturers can perform comparison measurements between different hardware and software versions. In real environments this is not possible.

We propose the performance classes A, B, and C (see logo in Figure 1) with additional information concerning total and time-dependent availability (Table 3). This enables manufacturers and customers to develop and select an optimal wireless solution for specific application areas.

This project is promoted by:
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)
Sponsors: Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen (AiF e.V.)
Funding Code: IGF16192BG
Funding Lines: Industrielle Gemeinschaftsforschung (IGF)
Stakeholders / Contacts: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Meier
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Meier¹, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Meier, Lutz Rauchhaupt, Lutz Rauchhaupt²
Messverfahren zur Bewertung von Funklösungen aus Sicht der industriellen Automation
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Dipl.-Ing. Paul Neufeld¹, Dipl.-Ing. Paul Neufeld, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Meier, Dipl.-Ing. Kai Helmig, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Witte, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Witte²
Die Vermessung industrieller Funksysteme - Echtzeitfähige Kanalemulatoren schaffen reproduzierbare Testumgebungen
In: Elektronik, Jan 2010
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Dipl.-Ing. Paul Neufeld¹, Dipl.-Ing. Paul Neufeld, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Meier, Dimitri Block, M. Sc., Dimitri Block, M. Sc.²
Echtzeitfähige Vermessung und Emulation industrieller Funkkanäle
In: Wireless Technologies, Sep 2010
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Dipl.-Ing. Paul Neufeld¹, Dipl.-Ing. Paul Neufeld, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Meier, Lutz Rauchhaupt, M. Kraetzig, M. Kraetzig²
A Unified Approach for the Assessment of Industrial Wireless Solutions
In: 16th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2011), Sep 2011
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Dimitri Block, M. Sc.¹, Dimitri Block, M. Sc., Prof. Dr. Henning Trsek, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Meier
Real-Time Characterization of Fast-Varying Industrial Wireless Channels
In: RADCOM 2013 - Radar, Communication and Measurement, Apr 2013
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Lutz Rauchhaupt¹, Lutz Rauchhaupt, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Meier, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Meier²
Performance Classes for Industrial Wireless Application Profiles and its Determination
In: 18th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), Sep 2013
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Study work
Vermessung industrieller Funkkanäle und -systeme nach dem Bluetooth- und WLAN-Standard zur Vorbereitung von Validierungsmessungen
Christian Ridder
Bachelor
Parametrierung und Evaluierung eines Funkkanalemulators mittels Applikationsmessungen industrieller Funkgeräte
Christian Ridder
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