Deterministic Networking across Multipoint Wireless Industrial Edges
Deterministic Networking across Multipoint Wireless Industrial Edges (DetNetWiFi) builds on the results of the fortiss and Huawei TSNWiFi project and aims at the integration of larger-scale automation environments, where multiple Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) based on the most recent Wi-Fi standards (Wi-Fi 6/7) extend a deterministic Ethernet infrastructure based on TSN (multi-AP environments), to support advanced IoT applications, e.g., high-definition video.
DetNetWiFi explores an advanced, cross-layer holistic integration between deterministic wired and wireless communication in these industrial environments, also considering that some of the devices and respective controllers are mobile. The project relies on real-world manufacturing use-cases where wireless devices need to be connected to the Edge-Cloud and be able to transfer different types of traffic, e.g., high-definition video, critical manufacturing applications.
The project shall provide both advanced and applied research outcome ranging from internal mechanism specifications, over scientific publications, and standards contributions, to proof-of-concept implementations of the developed concepts.
The results shall be integrated in the fortiss Labs IIoT demonstrator TSNWiFi (deterministic wireless/wired manufacturing infrastructure).
DetNetWiFi aims at providing an advanced and holistic approach for the support of deterministic scheduling, time synchronisation and service management in wired/wireless, multi-AP TSN domains. For that purpose, the project focuses on the development of wireless mechanisms capable of supporting time-critical applications within manufacturing environments.
The project explores several aspects and shall contribute to a multi-AP coordination scheme to mitigate interference in multi-user environments. While the focus is on the development of wireless mechanisms, the project shall consider a cross-layer, holistic approach for scheduling and service management, capable of supporting enhanced time-critical multi-access communications.
01.06.2021 - 31.01.2023