Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks

Wireless adoption within industrial automation is not new, but it has been limited by the proprietary nature and cost of the available products. Over the past few years, support for a standard silicon platform and standardized communications protocols have emerged to boost WSN within industrial automation. However, reliability and longevity are essential attributes demanded within the industrial automation market and so proven proprietary technologies continue to be used. Among the deterrents often cited for standardized WSN deployment is the fact that — despite standardization on the IEEE 802.15.4 silicon platform — there is still concern regarding the multiple protocols that may yet be adopted using that silicon. This report analyzes the market opportunity for WSN in industrial deployments, detailing where it will find traction (and where it will not); the implications of the key standards efforts including Wireless HART, ISA-100.11a, and WIA-PA; the implications WSN adoption will have for the market; and the key players involved in making WSN a reality in industrial automation.

  • Top Line Forecast
  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. Current Market for WSN Technology in Industrial Automation
    • 1.2. Wireless Sensor Networking Adoption Drivers
    • 1.3. Wireless Sensor Networking Adoption Challenges
    • 1.4. Strategic Recommendations
    • 1.5. Top Line Forecast
  • 2. MARKET ISSUES
    • 2.1. Industrial Automation Market Overview
    • 2.2. Wireless Transition from Proprietary to Standards
    • 2.3. Market Segments in Industrial Automation
    • 2.4. Market Opportunity for WSN Connectivity in Industrial Market
    • 2.5. Existing Application in Direct Process Monitoring
    • 2.6. Adjacent Opportunity in Condition-monitoring
    • 2.7. WSN Challenges in Process Control
    • 2.8. Hurdles in Factory Automation
    • 2.9. Adoption Drivers and Enablers: WSN Technology in Industrial Automation
    • 2.10. Increased Monitoring at Reduced Cost
    • 2.11. Increased Near Real-time and Granular Data
    • 2.12. Optimized Asset Management
    • 2.13. Ease of Complying to Regulations
    • 2.14. Standardization: Leveling the Landscape
    • 2.15. Adoption Challenges and Restraints: WSN Technology in Industrial Automation
    • 2.16. Conservative Industrial Market
    • 2.17. Challenges Faced by WSN Technology
    • 2.18. Disparity in Regional Development
    • 2.19. Competitive Environment and Value Chain in the WSN Industrial Market
    • 2.20. Industrial Automation Vendors Landscape
    • 2.21. Value Chain in WSN Integrated Directly into Legacy Industrial Automation Systems
    • 2.22. Partnering WSN Technology Vendors
    • 2.23. An Adjacent Network
    • 2.24. Amalgamation of Disparate Networks and Systems
    • 2.25. Integrating Enterprise IT and Industrial Automation Systems
  • 3. TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
    • 3.1. Key Criteria for WSN Technology Adoption in Industrial Automation
    • 3.2. Robust Radio Propagation
    • 3.3. Stringent Latency
    • 3.4. Deterministic Connectivity
    • 3.5. Low Energy Consumption
    • 3.6. Network Security
    • 3.7. Wireless Standards Development in Industrial WSN Technology
    • 3.8. IEEE 802.15.4
    • 3.9. WSN Contenders in Process Automation
    • 3.10. Comparison of WirelessHART and ISA100.11a
    • 3.11. WirelessHART: Targeted Haste
    • 3.12. ISA100.11a: Going Wide
    • 3.13. Application of TSMP in Industrial WSN
    • 3.14. Converging WirelessHART, ISA-100.11a, and WIA-PA
    • 3.15. Drivers for Convergence
    • 3.16. Barriers to Convergence
    • 3.17. Benefits of a Combined Specification
    • 3.18. Appeal of Integration to End-users
    • 3.19. The Appeal of Integration to Automation Vendors
    • 3.20. Existing Interoperability
    • 3.21. Tentative Verdict on Convergence
    • 3.22. WIA-PA
    • 3.23. ZigBee
  • 4. KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS
    • 4.1. Accutech Wireless Instrumentation (Control Microsystems/Schneider Electric)
    • 4.2. Apprion
    • 4.3. Atmel
    • 4.4. Digi International
    • 4.5. Dust Networks
    • 4.6. Endress+Hauser
    • 4.7. Emerson Process Management
    • 4.8. Freescale Semiconductor
    • 4.9. Honeywell Process Systems
    • 4.10. ISA SP-100
    • 4.11. Lantronix
    • 4.12. Millennial Net
    • 4.13. SynapSense
    • 4.14. Texas Instruments
    • 4.15. Tridium
    • 4.16. VIAgents
    • 4.17. Yokogawa Electric Corporation
  • 5. MARKET FORECASTS
    • 5.1. Methodology
    • 5.2. Regions
    • 5.3. Industry TAM Forecasts
    • 5.4. Industry Revenue Forecasts
    • 5.5. TAM Forecasts in Process Automation
    • 5.6. 802.15.4 Chipset Forecasts in Process Automation
    • 5.7. 802.15.4 Chipset Forecasts by WSN Protocol Stack
  • 6. COMPANY DIRECTORY
  • 7. ACRONYMS
  • 8. LINKS TO RELATED RESEARCH
    • 8.1. Scope of Study
    • 8.2. Sources and Methodology
    • 8.3. Notes

Charts

  1. Process Automation 802.15.4 IC Shipments by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  2. Process Industry Plants by Region
  3. Discrete Manufacturing Industry Factories by Region
  4. Process Automation Revenue by Region
  5. Factory Automation Revenue by Region
  6. Process Automation Wired Field Devices by Region
  7. Process Automation Wireless Sensor Networking TAM
  8. Process Automation 802.15.4 IC Shipments by Region
  9. 802.15.4 IC ASPs by BOM
  10. Process Automation 802.15.4 IC Revenue by Region
  11. 802.15.4 Chipset Shipments by WSN Protocol Stack
  12. 802.15.4 Chipset Revenue by WSN Protocol Stack

Figures

  1. Factors Encouraging WSN Adoption in Industrial Automation
  2. Factors Inhibiting WSN Adoption in Industrial Automation
  3. Industrial Automation System
  4. Elements of IEEE 802.15.4
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Research Information

Price
Starting at USD 5000
Publish Date
4Q 2011
Code
RR-WIA-11
Research Type
Research Report Report
Pages
52