The 3rd 5G-ACIA Web Seminar series focuses on testing of Industrial 5G. The first Web Seminar will give an overview on 5G-ACIA’s perspective on testing and explains what 5G-ACIA’s testbed endorsement is all about. In this context, testing types as selected in the White Paper (Selected Testing and Validation Considerations for Industrial Communication with 5G Technologies) are discussed taking a closer look at performance testing as presented in White Paper (Performance Testing of 5G Systems for Industrial Automation) and certification in 5G-ACIA.
The following Web Seminar sessions are dedicated to the 5G-ACIA endorsed testbeds. Following the call for 5G testbeds from Autumn 2020, fourteen 5G-ACIA members and two non-5G-ACIA members collaborated creating seven unique testbeds up to now. Testbed members will present their use case, their 5G solution and – if the testbed is already mature – first results.
Deterministic 5G URLLC for Industrial Automation Testbed (DURST)
Dr. Ing. Marius Corici (Fraunhofer FOKUS)
As we had the chance to have under controllable conditions a complete and fully equipped factory shopfloor, the test factory at Fraunhofer IPK and a comprehensive 5G network based on Huawei RAN equipment and Fraunhofer FOKUS Open5GCore, we have done a set of comprehensive measurements using an automatically guided AGV. This presentation reports on these measurements and the further recommendations for an ultra-reliable and low latency network.
5G SA Open RAN Testbed for communication and Localization, Challenges and opportunities
Ralph Duemmler (Fraunhofer IIS)
Overview of the planning, implementation and first testing in our 5G SA OpenRan based Campus network. Many Challenges were based on the Open Ran based architecture but we overcome most of them. We are now in the phase of first real testing and will show some base results and figures for performance and stability. Main focus currently is communication, localization will follow Q1 and Q2 2022. Finally a brief outlook on what more is to come in our testbed as well as active projects together with partners/customers.
5G for Material Handling in Manufacturing
Lutz Rauchhaupt (ifak)
The presented testbed in the DEMAG Research Factory consists of a 5G campus network provided by Nokia and intralogistics equipment like overhead-travelling-cranes, hoists, and AGVs. The testbed comprises two parts that can be used independently or in combination. One part comprises the demonstrator consisting of the 5G system and machinery for intra-logistics and manufacturing. The second part is added to the testbed for dedicated testing sessions. It consists of measurement and testing equipment provided by R&S and ifak that is used to specifically generate application traffic in order to assess radio frequency parameters and to evaluate performance and dependability from an application perspective.