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Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Wireless Communications for Industrial Digitalization

Reference number
Coordinator ABB AB - ABB Corporate Research - Västerås
Funding from Vinnova SEK 296 000
Project duration August 2017 - January 2019
Status Completed
Venture Personal mobility between societal sectors
Call 2017-02498-en

Purpose and goal

We have fully achieved the primary goal, to renew and expand the collaborations between KTH and ABB in this direction. E.g. the ABB co-funded PhD of KTH passed her Licentiate defense, a co-supervised master student of KTH got a job position at ABB then a PhD position at KTH, myself was appointed as Affiliated Faculty at KTH, an associated professor of KTH was appointed as Adjunct Principal Scientist at ABB, ABB has committed to the SRA ICT TNG initiative of KTH, senior management of ABB and KTH had a high level workshop at KTH and agreed on research strategies and follow-up actions, etc.

Expected results and effects

This project has strengthened the position of ABB in industrial communication market. We have produced many patents for various product lines, initialized more R&D investments, accelerated the adoption of I-URLLC in ABB’s products by getting new strategic customers, and significantly increased the global recognition of ABB in I-URLLC. E.g. we have received many invitations for collaboration from communication giants and industrial leaders inspired by our publications. The new collaborations with these partners have started to contribute to the evolution of the 5G.

Planned approach and implementation

We have developed the so-called WirelessHP (high performance) technology with record-breaking microsecond level time slot and 10e-7 level packet error rate. We have specifically developed channel models based on real measurement from factories, customized physical layer and data link layer, implemented prototypes on Software-Defined-Radio (SDR)-based platform, and validated in real factory type environment. We have also done theoretical design with more advanced features like joint channel-network coding, millimeter wave (mmWaves), and physical layer security.

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Last updated 20 December 2018

Reference number 2017-02822

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