题目：Wireless Communication Networks for the Industrial Internet of Things
主讲人：Branka Vucetic, Ph.D.
ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor in Telecommunications at the University of Sydney（澳大利亚两院院士）
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is ushering in a fourth wave of the industrial revolution, and will have the power to transform industrial automation and manufacturing. While traditional wired communication technologies have played a crucial role in industrial monitoring and control over the past few decades, they are inadequate to meet the highly dynamic and stringent demands of emerging IIoT applications, primarily due to the rigidity of access to wired infrastructure. Wireless technology, through its increased pervasiveness, has the potential to revolutionise the industry by introducing a completely new class of applications .While present day wireless technologies made some preliminary inroads in the metering and monitoring domains, they still have severe limitations especially when real-time, reliable distributed control and protection operations are concerned, due to their high latencies and insufficient reliability. For current high performance networked control, fiber-optic wired networks are exclusively used as their latencies are significantly lower than those in wireless networks. Wireless systems, however, provide flexible access, are easy and cost-effective to deploy, extend and maintain.
In order to facilitate wireless connectivity in industrial monitoring and control, it is imperative to develop new theories, mechanisms and technologies for wireless networks with consistently ultralow latencies and ultrahigh reliability.
In this talk I will present the state-of-the art wireless technologies for industrial internet use cases and outline the gap between their current and required performance. I will describe the main standardisation activities to overcome this gap and recent results in wireless communications research at Sydney University Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications.