This workshop will focus on the use of robust electromagnetic simulation and industry workflows used to design and optimize 5G networks for smart, reliable and safe manufacturing environments.
Modern high-tech factories are large, complex and dynamic environments which require ultra-reliable high performance wireless communication networks to make them “smart”. Electromagnetic simulation is an essential tool for the design of a robust wireless communication infrastructure. Using simulation to ensure reliable connections, that are resilient to factory reconfiguration and the movement of equipment and people, is the topic of this workshop.
Substantial challenges are also posed by having to accommodate multiple communication standards, operating across multiple frequency bands – 5G for example has sub-6 GHz and mm-wave frequency specifications. Catering for multiple standards may result in interference between radio systems. These have to be understood and resolved, for example by application of advanced radio frequency filtering techniques.
This virtual workshop will discuss the simulation techniques and workflows required for antenna and array design, and for analyzing and resolving the interference issues. Different simulation techniques are required, depending on the application. When considering placement of antennas in large environments like the factory, hybrid-solver techniques are unavoidable for dealing with challenging multi-scale problems.
Keeping human exposure to electromagnetic fields within acceptable limits is an extremely important topic, especially in the face of additional wireless communication infrastructure. We will discuss the applicable standards and describe how simulation can support network designers to ensure a safe working environment in which electromagnetic exposure is kept below legal limits