April 22, 2016Postponed
Golden, Colorado USA

The program runs from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Breaks are scheduled in the morning and afternoon.

The Industrial Communications Systems course will explore the following topics:

  • Communication Requirements for Factory Automation

    Quality of service (QoS), reliability and security requirements; prioritizing data; failsafe mechanisms

  • Fundamentals of Network Architecture

    Necessity and benefits of layered communication architecture; concept of interoperability; introduction to OSI and TCP/IP models; review of communication media for factory automation (wired versus wireless); overview of functions and design issues related to data link layer, MAC sub-layer, network layer and transport layer; IPv6 vs. IPv4

  • Advanced Topics in Communications

    Ad hoc networks; machine-to-machine (M2M) communication; wireless sensor networks (WSN); energy harvesting techniques; applications in monitoring, control and diagnostics

  • Overview of Main Protocols for Industrial Communication

    Controller Area Network, Profibus, WorldFIP, Foundation Fieldbus, Modbus, Industrial Ethernet, PROFINET, Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 family), WiMAX, Bluetooth, ZigBee, WirelessHART, ISA 100.11a; time synchronization protocols (NTP, IRIG-B, PTP)

The course will use the following book:

B.M. Wilamowski and J.D. Irwin, Industrial Communication Systems, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2nd Ed., 2011, ISBN: 978-1-4398-0281-6

The book is available through Amazon using this link.