The aim of the "EMILIA" project is to develop a concept and an exemplary implementation of a 3D planning tool and to support the dependable operation, diagnosis and analysis of time and error behaivior of wireless applications. As a basis for this, concepts are investigated that model possible information losses due to transmission disturbances (channel models) that are specially tailored for the industrial environment. On this basis, a software tool is prototypically implemented, which enables the user to plan the hall layout taking radio field planning into account.
In combination with hardware, a channel emulator that is able to transmit the modeled interference influences to a real signal between transmitter and receiver, a test system is created that simulates real environments, allows the propagation conditions to be estimated prior to the installation of a wireless communication system and allows performance tests. In this way, the dependability of the entire communication concept of a planned production plant can be individually evaluated in advance of the actual installation, without the need for costly on-site measurements, which would only be possible after commissioning. Both commissioning times of the production plant and associated costs are reduced. Such emulation-supported planning is finally tested and validated in a hall of the associated partner Demag Cranes & Components GmbH and its added value is demonstrated.