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E. S. Lohan et al., "Benefits of Positioning-Aided Communication Technology in High-Frequency Industrial IoT," in IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 56, no. 12, pp. 142-148, December 2018. doi: 10.1109/MCOM.2018.1701057

Benefits of positioning-aided communication technology in high-frequency industrial IoT

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Author: Lohan, Elena Simona1; Koivisto, Mike1; Galinina, Olga1;
Organizations: 1Tampere University of Technology, Finland
2University of Oulu, Finland
3Huawei Technologies Oy, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018
Publish Date: 2020-02-19


The future of industrial applications is shaped by intelligent moving IoT devices, such as flying drones, advanced factory robots, and connected vehicles, which may operate (semi-)autonomously. In these challenging scenarios, dynamic radio connectivity at high frequencies, augmented with timely positioning-related information, becomes instrumental to improve communication performance and facilitate efficient computation offloading. Our work reviews the main research challenges and reveals open implementation gaps in IIoT applications that rely on location awareness and multi-connectivity in super high and extremely high frequency bands. It further conducts a rigorous numerical investigation to confirm the potential of precise device localization in the emerging IIoT systems. We focus on positioning- aided benefits made available to multi-connectivity IIoT device operation at 28 GHz, which notably improve data transfer rates, communication latency, and the extent of control overhead.

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Series: IEEE communications magazine
ISSN: 0163-6804
ISSN-E: 1558-1896
ISSN-L: 0163-6804
Volume: 56
Issue: 12
Pages: 142 - 148
DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2018.1701057
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was supported by the Academy of Finland (projects PRISMA and WiFiUS) and by the project TAKE-5: The 5th Evolution Take of Wireless Communication Networks, funded by Tekes. The work of the third author is supported by a personal Jorma Ollila grant from Nokia Foundation and by the Finnish Cultural Foundation.
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