Current factory automation systems are mainly built on wired installations,
while current wireless solutions just tackle distinct problems. The project will look at the
whole system to find an integrative approach.
A Factory Automation System based on wireless technology requires Flexibility,
Scalability, Network Based Control, and Quality of Service. These objectives
should be reached independently of a given wireless communication technology
(IEEE 802.11 - WLAN, IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee, IEEE 802.15.1 - Bluetooth, IEEE
802.16 - WiMAX)