Rohde & Schwarz has started providing high-performance network scanners to IRL Dresden to explore reliable and resilient wireless technologies for industrial applications. The test equipment is used for distributed real-time radio spectrum and interference monitoring.
Norman Franchi, project lead at IRL Dresden, says: “The capabilities to cope with predictable as well as unpredictable disturbances and to provide appropriate self-optimization and self-healing mechanisms are still insufficient. Automated and reliable methods based on real-time measurements and AI analysis to detect, localize and avoid unintentional self-interference as well as intentional interference like jamming are becoming increasingly important and challenging. This is especially true in dynamic industrial use cases and communications scenarios. The goal of the cooperation is to analyze and evaluate the requirements on the measurement sensors and network, and to derive which real-time performance can be achieved.”
Anne Stephan, Vice President Mobile Network Testing at Rohde & Schwarz, says: “Industrial campus network deployments, whether based on the private spectrum or provided through network slices from a public operator, generally establish a demanding use case scenario. By partnering with a leading research institute like the IRL Dresden we not only support fundamental research but gain first-hand insights that we can use to adapt our leading mobile network testing solutions for Industry 4.0”
The Industrial Radio Lab (IRL) Dresden is dedicated to researching and testing radio systems for industrial applications. In this effort, they cooperate with Rohde & Schwarz, a leading provider of 5G NR test solutions, which includes portable and easy-to-use test equipment for assessing a network’s performance in the field.
Rohde & Schwarz has provided its high-performance network scanners to the IRL Dresden for distributed real-time radio spectrum and interference monitoring.
With this application, the researchers gather important data on how to detect, locate and prevent interference and to keep a local spectrum band clear for reliable wireless connectivity.
IRL Dresden is one of the four regional labs of the Industrial Radio Lab Germany (IRLG) that engages in the research and development of current and future wireless technologies in the industry.
The IRLG creates innovations, supports companies, and collaborates with stakeholders in the economy and politics to ensure knowledge transfer towards a digital society.