Safety issues related to wireless communication

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Abstract

Wireless technologies are spreading also to safety-related applications. Wireless communication is realised by sending messages bit by bit from transmitter to receiver (serial mode communication). This resembles quite much the method used in field buses. There are already several field buses, which are validated to be used in safety-related applications. Some of these may include also wireless links between modules. Many similar risks are relevant both in wireless communication systems and field buses. Wireless systems introduce also some new risks and the probability of failure is often higher than in wired systems. When all the risks or threats are considered and adequate measures are applied to minimise risks, wireless communication can be relevant in safety-related applications.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventSafety-Related Control and Communication Systems in Machinery - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 13 Oct 200613 Oct 2006

Conference

ConferenceSafety-Related Control and Communication Systems in Machinery
CountryFinland
CityTampere
Period13/10/0613/10/06

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Keywords

  • safety
  • wireless communication

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Malm, T. (2006). Safety issues related to wireless communication. Paper presented at Safety-Related Control and Communication Systems in Machinery, Tampere, Finland.