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Communication and Data Management in Industry 4.0

The Industry 4.0 paradigm alludes to a new industrial revolution where factories evolve towards digitalized and networked structures where intelligence is spread among the different elements of the production systems. Two key technological enablers to achieve the flexibility and efficiency sought for factories of the future are the communication networks and the data management schemes that will support connectivity and data distribution in Cyber-Physical Production Systems. Communications and data management must be built upon a flexible and reliable architecture to be able to efficiently meet the stringent and varying requirements in terms of latency, reliability and data rates demanded by industrial applications. To this aim, this chapter presents a hierarchical communications and data management architecture, where decentralized and local management decisions are coordinated by a central orchestrator that ensures the efficient global operation of the system. The defined architecture considers a multi-tier organization, where different management strategies can be applied to satisfy the different requirements in terms of latency and reliability of different industrial applications. The use of virtualization and softwarization technologies as RAN Slicing and Cloud RAN will allow to achieve the flexibility, scalability and adaptation capabilities required to support the high-demanding and diverse industrial environment.

 


2019

Autori esterni: Maria del Carmen Lucas-Estañ, Miguel Sepulcre, Javier Gozalvez (UWICORE Laboratory, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Elche, Spain)
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Tipo: Capitolo di libro
Area di disciplina: Computer Science & Engineering

File: RP_9788770220408C5.pdf

Attività: Future Internet