Preface xiUnit 1: Wireless Network Technology 11.1 Wireless Standards 21.2 Proprietary or Non-Standard Wireless Networks 91.3 Process Automation Wireless Networks 101.4 Antenna Technology 191.5 Wireless Network Topologies 23Unit 2: Wireless Network Standards 292.1 Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) 292.2 Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN) 322.3 WMAN, WiMAX (IEEE 802.16a) 472.4 Wireless Telephony 482.5 Convergence of Voice and Data Networks 51Unit 3: Industrial Automation Requirements 533.1 Environmental 533.2 Security 543.3 Privacy 543.4 Reliability 553.5 Power 56x Wireless Networks for Industrial AutomationUnit 4: Application of Wireless Networks to Industrial Automation 574.1 Politics of Wireless 574.2 Wi-Fi 604.3 Bluetooth 614.4 ZigBee 634.5 ISA100 Standard for Wireless Industrial Networks 644.6 WirelessHART 684.7 Comparison: WirelessHART vs. ISA100.11a 704.8 3G/4G Wireless for Automation 734.9 Factory Automation 75Unit 5: On the Bleeding Edge 775.1 WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) 775.2 UWB (UltraWideBand) 795.3 Wireless Sensor Networks 815.4 White Space 835.5 Network Device Power 83Unit 6: Recommendations for Wireless Networking 87Unit 7: Radio Frequency Tagging 917.1 Types of Tags 917.2 Tag Encoding 977.3 RF Database Tag 997.4 RF Tag Recommendations 101About the Author 103Index 107
Dick Caro is a CEO of CMC Associates (Arlington, Massachusetts). He has been actively involved in industrial automation work since 1958, when he started doing instrumentation for a small chemical plant of Ethyl Corp. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Not too long after graduating from the University of Florida in chemical engineering, he began working on an M. S. at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. In 1964, he received an M.S. in chemical engineering.