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Bachelor thesis "Machine-type communication in 5G"

Göteborg, Sweden
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Date: Nov 7, 2018

 Bachelor thesis proposal – 15hp

 

Machine-type communication in 5G

 

About Project Smarta Fabriker: Digitalization and its connection to sustainable production is identified as a key enabler for increasing the number of jobs in Swedish industry. The purpose of Project Smarta Fabriker is to increase the attractiveness of technology and careers in industrial companies, and to spread knowledge about industrial digitalization. During the spring of 2017 a state-of-the-art demonstrator of a smart factory was developed by 80 students in collaboration with over 50 companies. The demonstrator is currently used for training students as well as employees of industrial companies. For 2018 this demonstrator is to be further developed implementing a variety of digital manufacturing concepts where Cloud Based Virtual PLC is one of the central themes. To learn more about the project and previous theses, visit www.smartafabriker.se (in Swedish).

 

Cloud Based Virtual PLC is replacing the traditional PLC with a virtual PLC in the cloud and replacing the physical wired communication over field busses and to I/O-nodes with wireless technology.

The next step is to investigate how it is possible to minimize the latency in critical machine-type communication over 5G. By minimizing conversion and communicate on lowest possible level between virtual PLC and robot this could be possible.

 

Tasks

  • Investigate industry and telecom protocols for machine type communication
  • Implement and evaluate the solution is a test environment
  • Integration in radio network
  • Evolve hardware prototype of mobile fieldbus
  • Evaluate and prototype the cloud security model of the virtual PLC

     

     

    Means and location

    This thesis is performed in collaboration with Ericsson and ABB which will provide industrial support and supervision. Thesis students will have access to workplaces at Ericsson.

     

    Conduction and requirements

    This thesis work needs to be conducted by two students where at least one should be fluent in Swedish. Preferably, we are looking for students with background in "Systems, control and mechatronics" or “Communication Engineering”. The time period is January to May 2019.

     

    Contact

    For questions concerning Project Smarta Fabriker contact Project Manager Johan Bengtsson, 0708 58 19 68, johan.bengtsson@gtc.com. For specific questions concerning the topic of the thesis, fredrik.flyrin@ericsson.com, 0709 875535 or magnus.seger@se.abb.com, 0703 661566

    Interviews are held continuously. Apply before Nov 30th 2018.

 

 

 

 

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Primary country and city: Sweden (SE) || || Göteborg || IT

Req ID: 263295