Wireless factory automation is an application area with highly demanding communication requirements. We classify these requirements and identify the opportunities for the current LTE air interface for factory automation applications. Moreover, we give an outlook on the relevant design considerations to be addressed by 5G communication systems.

Full abstract in IEEE Xplore, DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2016.7497764

Authors:

Shehzad Ali Ashraf, Jörg Huschke, Ismet Aktas, and Junaid Ansari; Ericsson Research, Bernd Holfeld, Dennis Wieruch, Thomas Wirth, Lars Thiele; Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

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Published in June 2016 in IEEE Communications Magazine (Volume: 54, Issue: 6)

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