Suc­cess­ful cam­pus net­work in­tro­duc­tion at BASF in Schwarzheide 

AIN pro­vi­des con­sul­ting ser­vices for the plan­ning and ope­ra­ti­on of pro­fes­sio­nal ra­dio-ba­sed net­wor­king so­lu­ti­ons that of­fer more fle­xi­bi­li­ty in the sca­ling and cost-ef­fec­ti­ve ex­pan­si­on of ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons. Wire­less net­wor­king of sen­sors and ac­tua­tors has to meet the same re­qui­re­ments for re­lia­bi­li­ty and re­si­li­en­ce that are achie­ved with exi­sting wired tech­no­lo­gies – espe­cial­ly in en­vi­ron­ments with cri­ti­cal in­fra­st­ruc­tu­re like the che­mi­cal in­du­stry. 

For BASF in Schwarz­hei­de, in­du­stri­al ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons were ca­ta­logued in de­tail tog­e­ther with the as­so­cia­ted de­man­ding re­qui­re­ments. The­se ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons ran­ge from mas­si­ve sen­sor tech­no­lo­gy (mMTC) to (vi­deo) mo­ni­to­ring of cri­ti­cal in­fra­st­ruc­tures, aug­men­ted rea­li­ty for re­mo­te ex­perts, dro­nes and au­to­no­mous ro­bots. Con­cepts for poten­ti­al so­lu­ti­ons were sug­ge­sted. Plan­ning and di­men­sio­ning for an over­all tech­ni­cal so­lu­ti­on was de­ve­lo­ped based on a ra­dio mea­su­re­ment cam­pai­gn of the pro­of-of-con­cept set­up. AIN ma­na­ged the com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on bet­ween ma­nu­fac­tu­rers and ope­ra­tors du­ring the PoC pha­se, in which several ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons were im­ple­men­ted and te­sted. 

An­dre­as Hecker

Se­ni­or Net­work Architect