Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency 5G Systems for Port Automation

Mikko A. Uusitalo, Harish Viswanathan, Heli Kokkoniemi-Tarkkanen, Artjom Grudnitsky, Martti Moisio, Teemu Härkönen, Pekka Yli-Paunu, Seppo Horsmanheimo, Dragan Samardzija

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5G technology brings significant potential for enabling port automation, leading to improved flexibility, predictability, and safety in ports. In this article, we present main drivers and technologies required for port automation. We focus on future communication needs in ports and describe 5G communication networks with their ultra-reliable, low-latency, and high-capacity capabilities as a connectivity solution to forge the advanced technologies required to realize port automation. Extensive multi-cell simulations built on realistic measurement-based propagation models and prototype testing in lab and port environments demonstrate the 5G capabilities for ports.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-120
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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