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    Safety Architecture Proposal for Low-Latency Sensor/Actuator Networks using IO-Link Wireless
    In the field of production automation, IO-Link Wireless (IOLW) offers energy-efficient and cost-effective solutions for networking wireless sensors and actuators close to the machines on the industrial shop-floor. In this paper, a concept is presented to enhance IOLW with security-for-safety and safety features in order to make safety critical systems in industrial environments with performance characteristics dedicated to demanding applications feasible. As data security is of paramount importance, security mechanisms already implemented in other wireless protocols are investigated and security-for-safety mechanisms for IOLW are introduced. Potential cryptographic algorithms are evaluated for IOLW with respect to energy consumption and timing. Taking performance parameters into account, which are crucial for industrial manufacturing processes, a safety protocol data unit (SPDU) is described and evaluated for different payload length and cycle times. Finally, an outlook towards the implementation of a demonstrator setup completes this work.
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    Coexistence Management Methods and Tools for IO-Link Wireless
    Wireless communication systems are enabler technologies for modern and flexible production concepts, essentially within the Industry 4.0 directive. For reliable low-latency wireless communication, the availability of frequency spectrum is a general prerequisite. IO-Link Wireless (IOLW) is a vendor-independent wireless communication standard, which operates in the 2.4 GHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific, Medical) band and especially addresses the requirements of industrial discrete manufacturing processes. The 2.4 GHz ISM band is used by various other radio systems, making coexistence management a fundamental challenge. Blacklisting and frequency hopping schemes are specified to increase the IOLWcoexistence behavior. In this paper coexistence management methods and tools, which can be employed for IOLW are presented. These tools can be used to enhance the coexistence behavior and thus the reliability, and at the same time, reduce energy consumption. After an introduction and a detailed presentation of IOLW, a software tool is presented that allows to implement an intelligent frequency management by adapting blacklists to the respective coexistence and boundary conditions. This is based on generic measurements, which are also shown in this paper. Finally, a conclusion and an outlook for further integration into an overall system are given.
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    Coexisting wireless sensor networks in cyber-physical production systems
    (IEEE, 2016) ;
    Krush, Dmytro
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    Schulze, Christopher
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    Tiede, Sebastian
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    Herrmann, Christoph
    The increase of wireless devices due to the implementation of wireless sensor networks, cyber-physical systems with wireless communication interfaces and mobile monitoring as well as the installation of diagnosis applications into the shop floor improves real-time transparency of machine conditions and production processes. For a minimal invasive integration of such technologies into the brownfield the proposed solution has to consider wireless coexistence, e.g. wireless spectrum-sharing. This paper presents a communication concept dedicated to wireless sensor networks in production environments. As evidence of the functionality of the developed solution measurement results are presented and discussed.