Hannover / 04/23/2018 - 04/27/2018
Hannover Messe 2018
Technologies for Cognitive Sensors in the IIoT
Technologies for Cognitive Sensors in the IIoT
Positioning and Networking technologies for cognitive sensors and intelligent data analytics allow for transparent monitoring and design of processes, raise efficiency and the resource management especially during assembly, storage, warehousing and smart container management.
Sample application at Hannover Trade Fair from 23 - 27 April, 2018 in Hall 2 C22 is the workflow around the assembly of a motor block where Fraunhofer IIS demonstrates IIoT applications of pilot and research and development projects with industrial partners, addressing all the benefits in the value added chain.
MIOTY® is a standardized software-based connectivity solution for building massive, secure and powerful Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), for large-scale industrial and commercial IoT applications.
The core invention behind MIOTY® uniqueness is “Telegram Splitting”, an exclusive, globally patented technology invented by Fraunhofer IIS. The technology breaks a data packet into numerous subpackets and distributes them over time and frequency. “Telegram Splitting” enables unmatched robustness against large interferers in a crowded license-free spectrum, securing highly reliable data connection from MIOTY® end nodes to the base station. Using 100 KHz to 1,5 MHz bandwidth in worldwide license-free Sub-GHz spectrum, the technology offers robustness, minimized complexity and lowest network infrastructure costs to the user, so they can take full advantage of IoT communication in their own MIOTY® network.
Self-organized Radio Networks for local IoT Applications
s-net® lays the foundation for wireless connection with and positioning of things and people. As s-net® requires low power consumption and enables bi-directional data communication, it offers the best prerequisites for IoT applications in production, logistics and building automation. As a low throughput network (LTN), s-net® allows high positioning accuracy and decentralized decision logic, even with limited bandwidth.
Adaptable Radio Network Technology for local IoT Applications:
More information can be found here: www.s-net-info.com
Human Centric Lighting brings natural sunlight into the building. Thus, the means of illumination simulates the biological process of human hormone control and promotes well-being and physical health. The light not only serves to execute tasks visually but also affects our internal clock as well as our mood. If the interior lighting matches the natural sunlight in terms of brightness and light colors, more power and concentration is provided. The IoT-Bus is an IPv6-capable fieldbus with integrated security concept and ideally suited for lighting control for Human Centric Lighting. It combines the benefits of native internet protocol support with the benefits of a fieldbus in terms of range, reliability, ruggedness, low latency, and ease of installation. With the IoT-Bus, networks can be realized over a distance of up to 500 meters at a data rate of 1 Mbit/s. Furthermore, real-time communication is enabled by a special access method.
OGEMA was developed as a linkage platform for a variety of communication technologies, which also provides a runtime environment for local apps and can be run on a variety of edge controllers. These individual small programs manage on-site all upcoming tasks. Specially created or already existing apps in a library can be installed during operation. Cooperative apps easily solve even more complex automation and monitoring tasks. The integrated security concept provides configurable access to local assets, and a variety of existing interfaces make it easy for the user to prototype quickly. All data is stored or read in a system-internal database. To ensure interoperability between the different interfaces and the apps, OGEMA maps the data to internal standardized data types.
The BlueTEG from Fraunhofer IIS is a low energy sensor with thermoelectric power supply. It measures sensor values such as the ambient temperature or acceleration rates and sends them via Bluetooth. Integrated into a compact housing, BlueTEG uses the temperature difference between warm or cold objects and the environment to extract energy from it. BlueTEG requires no battery and can be used in all areas of building monitoring, industrial automation or close-to-body sensors.
The IndLoc developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits is a cost-effective solution for the three-dimensional, real-time positioning of multiple passive objects in a defined space and with a high degree of accuracy. To this end, a defined area of variable size is surrounded with a current-carrying conductor, which generates a weak alternating magnetic field in the enclosed region. The object being tracked carries a small passive coil resembling an RFID transponder. Within the monitored space, this “localization coil” generates a secondary magnetic field, which is detected by antennas and analyzed by the IndLoc system.
This allows barrier breaches along with the position, orientation, and motion of the object being tracked to be detected with high accuracy, without the need for active electronics. Suitable back-end software can be used to visualize or process the positioning data collected or allocate it to specific patterns. For example, it is possible to trigger predefined actions, such as alarm signals, in the event of a barrier breach.