High-speed wireless communication for latency-critical industrial wireless applications

Speaker: Steven Gillijns

Company/ Institute: FMTC

Event: 4th work meeting

Date: 25 March 2010


In view of the trend towards ambient intelligence, the number of wireless sensors embedded in mechatronic systems and machines rapidly increases. These sensors acquire vital information about the machine and its environment, either to monitor the “health-state” of the machine (in so-called wireless condition monitoring applications) or to control its operation in real-time (in so-called wireless control applications). This presentation is concerned with wireless control applications and discusses the stringent requirements that these applications impose on communication latencies. Based on theoretical arguments and on experiments performed with a prototype sensor board, it is shown that WiMedia UWB is an enabling radio technology for wireless control applications.

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