Industrial Radio Lab (IRL) Dresden and Rohde & Schwarz cooperate to research wireless technologies for industry 4.0
In order to realize industry 4.0 use cases such as mobile robots or automated guided vehicles, industrial network deployments must guarantee very high availability, reliability, and in many cases low latency communications. 5G NR technology including its latest enhancements specified in 3GPP Release 16 enables ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC), ideal for private campus network deployments. However, as with any wireless system, the communication link is subject to potential interference on the deployed spectrum bands.
The Industrial Radio Lab (IRL) Dresden is dedicated to researching and testing radio systems for industrial applications. In this effort, they cooperate with Rohde & Schwarz, a leading provider of 5G NR test solutions, which includes portable and easy to use test equipment for assessing a network’s performance in the field. Rohde & Schwarz has provided its high-performance network scanners to the IRL Dresden for distributed real-time radio spectrum and interference monitoring. With this application, the researchers gather important data on how to detect, locate and prevent interference and to keep a local spectrum band clear for reliable wireless connectivity.
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