In this paper, we examine the expansion of Industrial IP network architectures into field wireless networks and investigate the technical feasibility of adapting the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP™) over 6LoWPAN networks (IPv6 over Low-power Wireless Personal Area Network). Fundamental business and technology problems are introduced, and the critical challenges for running CIP over 6LoWPAN are identified. The paper describes a prototype of CIP over 6LoWPAN protocol stack to validate the concepts of how CIP could execute in a very low-end, energy-limited wireless node. Based on the stack concepts, a wireless demo platform using Wi-Fi as the control network and 6LoWPAN as the field wireless sensor/actuator network is presented.
Paper and presentation from the 2014 ODVA Industry Conference & 16th Annual Meeting
Dayin Xu, Rockwell Automation
Paul Brooks, Rockwell Automation
Yi YU, Rockwell Automation
David Brandt, Rockwell Automation