IEEE 802 NENDICA REPORT
Nendica Report: Flexible Factory IoT—Use Cases and Communication Requirements for Wired and Wireless Bridged Networks
|Publication Date:||1 January 2020|
The scope of this report includes use cases and communication requirements for Flexible Factory networks. Dense use of wireless devices with differentiated quality of service (QoS) requirements and operation in a Flexible Factory environment are taken into consideration. Gap analysis from existing IEEE 802 standards and necessary technology enhancement are also covered in the context of time‐sensitive networks for the future.
The purpose of this report is to document issues and challenges in managing reliable and time-sensitive connectivity in Flexible Factory, in which various equipment, sensors, and actuators are attached to the wired network via wireless connections. The report includes technical analyses of the identified features and functions in wired and wireless IEEE 802 technologies for managing requirements in end‐to‐end (E2E) network connectivity. The results of the analysis lead to recommendations for enhancements of IEEE 802 standards supporting the integration of wired and wireless factory networks.