Studies 2021

5G for Closed-Loop Manufacturing

Study Results /

Picture of a lab with blue lines symbolically representing 5g
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Challenge and Motivation

  • 5G promises for enabling real-time process control
  • 5G performances (latency, reliability, etc.) in real production scenarios have not yet been proven
  • Closing the loop with 5G involves expertise from multiple domains


  • Realization of a representative architecture for a 5G closed-loop system
  • Evaluation of the performance results of 5G in a closed-loop system


  • Development of a closed-loop 5G architecture
  • Implementation on the shopfloor
  • Performance Measurements and Validation