Safety issues related to wireless communication

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    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


    ConferenceSafety-Related Control and Communication Systems in Machinery


    • safety
    • wireless communication


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