May 13th – TA-2 TAC Meeting & 4th Annual Network Performance Workshop

TAC Meeting: Final Agenda

Final Network Performance Report (6.09)

 Time Description of Events
8:00 a.m. Arrival/Parking (West Entrance of GG Brown Building – meet student for parking permit)
8:30 a.m. Demo (ERC Lab)
9:00 a.m. Walk to GM Room Lurie Building
9:15 a.m. Intro/Welcome
9:30 a.m. “Virtual Fusion”
9:40 a.m.“Reducing Unscheduled Downtime Through Automated Event-based Control”
9:50 a.m.“Fault Diagnosis Through Automatic Model Generation for Large-Scale Mfg. Systems”
10:10 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Deep dive: “Wireless Networks for Mfg. and Time Synchronization Across Networks”
11:30 a.m. Discussion/Next Steps
12:00 p.m. Adjourn

Wireless Networks for Automation in Manufacturing: 
Leveraging Analysis and Experimentation to Develop Robust Solutions:
Final Agenda

 TimeDescription of Events
 12:00 p.m. Lunch – Pierpont Commons, Boulevard Room
 1:00 p.m. Welcome/Introductions, James Moyne, UM-ERC
 1:15 p.m. Keynote: “Applying Wireless Technologies to Industry Automation,”
Penny Chen, Yokogawa IA Global Marketing Center
 2:00 p.m. “Market Leadership Through Technology Leadership,” Pilz Automation U.S.A
 2:20 p.m. “Performance of Wireless Networks for Automation and Control,” UM-ERC
 2:40 p.m.Panel Logistics, James Moyne, UM-ERC
 2:50 p.m.Break
 3:00 p.mPanel Discussion: Wireless Networks for Automation in Manufacturing:
Determining Issues Hindering Deployment and Role of University Applied Research
 3:45 p.m. Consensus/Conclusions
 4:00 p.m.Workshop Concludes-

Final Network Performance Report  (6.09)


Over the past few years wireless networking has  rapidly moved  to the forefront in manufacturing as a next-generation solution for networked diagnostics, control and safety. The practical implementation of wireless, however, brings with it many issues, such as performance, reliability, and security, that must be addressed before the return on investment in moving to wireless can  be realized. This workshop will explore the challenges and opportunities of moving to wireless, with a focus on wireless performance of control networks on the factory floor. Presentations from wireless practitioners and researchers will be followed by a panel discussion to distill out the most important issues that should be addressed in order to accelerate the adoption of wireless technologies.

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