Wireless Sensor Networks for Industrial Process Monitoring and Control: A Survey

  • Gang Zhao DTL (DMG/MORI SEIKI)
Keywords: wireless sensor networks, process monitoring and control


This paper provides a survey on implementing wireless sensor network (WSN) technology on industrial process monitoring and control. First, the existing industrial applications are explored, following with a review of the advantages of adopting WSN technology for industrial control. Then, challenging factors influencing the design and acceptance of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) in the process control world are outlined, and the state-of-the-art research efforts and industrial solutions are provided corresponding to each factor. Further research issues for the realization and improvement of wireless sensor network technology on process industry are also discussed.

Author Biography


Gang Zhao received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2008 from University of Louisville, United States. He is a Senior Software Engineer in Digital Technology Laboratory (Research and Development Department of DMG\Mori Seiki) and is doing research and development for manufacturing automation related products. His research interests include geographic routing, target localization and tracking, communication protocols for factory automation and MTConnect.

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