Bluetooth Mesh Networking: an Enabler of Smart Factory Connectivity and Management

Lam, T. C. Y., Yew, S. S. L. and Keoh, S. L. (2019) Bluetooth Mesh Networking: an Enabler of Smart Factory Connectivity and Management. In: The 20th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium (APNOMS 2019), Matsue, Japan, 18-21 Sep 2019, ISBN 9784885523205 (doi: 10.23919/APNOMS.2019.8893091)

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Smart factory is an environment where machinery and equipment are able to work together to improve processes through automation and self-optimisation. Connectivity in smart factory is the key enabler to optimise operations through collection of data to accelerate automation in a factory setting. This paper proposes the use of Bluetooth wireless mesh networking to realise the vision of smart factory, providing efficient connectivity to collect data from the shop-floor in real-time. Downstream communication to the sensor devices can also be performed, thus creating a digital twin of the shop-floor and its process. A web-based visualisation dashboard is implemented to monitor the status of sensors and machinery in real-time. The developed system is also integrated with an indoor localisation mechanism to provision new sensors into the mesh network. An augmented reality dashboard enables a user who is physically patrolling the smart factory to view sensor status in real-time.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Keoh, Dr Sye Loong
Authors: Lam, T. C. Y., Yew, S. S. L., and Keoh, S. L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 IEICE
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