Reference Network and Localization Architecture for Smart Manufacturing Based on 5G

Stephan Ludwig*, Doris Aschenbrenner, Marvin Scharle, Henrik Klessig, Michael Karrenbauer, Huanzhuo Wu, Maroua Taghouti, Pedro Lozano, Hans D. Schotten, F.H.P. Fitzek

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5G promises to shift Industry 4.0 to the next level by allowing flexible production. However, many communication standards are used throughout a production site, which will stay so in the foreseeable future. Furthermore, localization of assets will be equally valuable in order to get to a higher level of automation. This paper proposes a reference architecture for a convergent localization and communication network for smart manufacturing that combines 5G with other existing technologies and focuses on high-mix, low-volume applications, particularly at small and medium-sized enterprises. The architecture is derived from a set of functional requirements, and we describe different views on this architecture to show how the requirements can be fulfilled. It connects private and public mobile networks with local networking technologies to achieve a flexible setup addressing many industrial use cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in System-Integrated Intelligence - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on System-Integrated Intelligence SysInt 2022, Genova, Italy
EditorsMaurizio Valle, Dirk Lehmhus, Christian Gianoglio, Edoardo Ragusa, Lucia Seminara, Stefan Bosse, Ali Ibrahim, Klaus-Dieter Thoben
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783031162800
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event6th International Conference on System-Integrated Intelligence, SysInt 2022 - Genova, Italy
Duration: 7 Sept 20229 Sept 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume546 LNNS
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


Conference6th International Conference on System-Integrated Intelligence, SysInt 2022

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  • 5G
  • Adaptive manufacturing
  • Localization
  • M2M


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