Wireless Networks for Industrial Automation (4th edition)

Wireless Networks for Industrial Automation (4th edition)

By: Dick Caro (author)Paperback

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As commercial and residential networks rapidly go the wireless route, will industrial networks soon follow? This fourth edition includes the increasingly popular wireless application Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and also provides a clear, unbiased view of the emerging wireless communications market. Author Dick Caro explores wireless communications from the factory and process automation viewpoint to help you make clear decisions on the timing and strategy for implementing wireless networks for automation projects. According to Caro, going wireless is more than just plugging in some wireless components to replace the wires. Residential networks are easily justified using today's inexpensive wireless components to avoid costly or unsightly wire installations. Industrial use is not quite so clear due to privacy and security concerns and the potential for signal loss in plant environments. Industrial use must have secure communications that never fails. However, the cost of industrial wiring is so high, that wireless can usually be justified. This fourth edition includes a general update of events that have occurred since the previous edition. Most importantly, it includes an extensive analysis of new wireless technology intended for process control, such as ISA100 Wireless (ISA100.11a), WirelessHART, WIA-PA, and WiFi, including IEEE 802.11n and 802.11ac.

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About Author

Dick Caro is a CEO of CMC Associates (Arlington, Massachusetts). He has been actively involved in industrial automation work since 1958, when he started doing instrumentation for a small chemical plant of Ethyl Corp. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Not too long after graduating from the University of Florida in chemical engineering, he began working on an M. S. at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. In 1964, he received an M.S. in chemical engineering.

Contents

  • Preface xi
  • Unit 1: Wireless Network Technology 1
  • 1.1 Wireless Standards 2
  • 1.2 Proprietary or Non-Standard Wireless Networks 9
  • 1.3 Process Automation Wireless Networks 10
  • 1.4 Antenna Technology 19
  • 1.5 Wireless Network Topologies 23
  • Unit 2: Wireless Network Standards 29
  • 2.1 Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) 29
  • 2.2 Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN) 32
  • 2.3 WMAN, WiMAX (IEEE 802.16a) 47
  • 2.4 Wireless Telephony 48
  • 2.5 Convergence of Voice and Data Networks 51
  • Unit 3: Industrial Automation Requirements 53
  • 3.1 Environmental 53
  • 3.2 Security 54
  • 3.3 Privacy 54
  • 3.4 Reliability 55
  • 3.5 Power 56
  • x Wireless Networks for Industrial Automation
  • Unit 4: Application of Wireless Networks to Industrial Automation 57
  • 4.1 Politics of Wireless 57
  • 4.2 Wi-Fi 60
  • 4.3 Bluetooth 61
  • 4.4 ZigBee 63
  • 4.5 ISA100 Standard for Wireless Industrial Networks 64
  • 4.6 WirelessHART 68
  • 4.7 Comparison: WirelessHART vs. ISA100.11a 70
  • 4.8 3G/4G Wireless for Automation 73
  • 4.9 Factory Automation 75
  • Unit 5: On the Bleeding Edge 77
  • 5.1 WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) 77
  • 5.2 UWB (UltraWideBand) 79
  • 5.3 Wireless Sensor Networks 81
  • 5.4 White Space 83
  • 5.5 Network Device Power 83
  • Unit 6: Recommendations for Wireless Networking 87
  • Unit 7: Radio Frequency Tagging 91
  • 7.1 Types of Tags 91
  • 7.2 Tag Encoding 97
  • 7.3 RF Database Tag 99
  • 7.4 RF Tag Recommendations 101
  • About the Author 103
  • Index 107

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780876640180
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 109
  • ID: 9780876640180
  • ISBN10: 0876640188
  • edition: 4th edition

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