Wireless Industrial Access Control Systems for Autonomous Transportation

  1. Alberto Martínez-Gutiérrez 1
  2. Javier Díez-González 1
  3. Rubén Ferrero-Guillén 1
  4. Paula Verde 1
  5. José-Manuel Alija-Pérez 1
  6. Hilde Perez 1
  1. 1 Universidad de León

    Universidad de León

    León, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02tzt0b78

Global Challenges for a Sustainable Society: EURECA-PRO The European University for Responsible Consumption and Production
  1. José Alberto Benítez-Andrades (coord.)
  2. Paula García Llamas (coord.)
  3. Ángela Taboada (coord.)
  4. Laura Estévez Mauriz (coord.)
  5. Roberto Baelo (coord.)

Publisher: Springer Suiza

ISBN: 978-3-031-25839-8

Year of publication: 2023

Pages: 298-305

Type: Book chapter


The digitization of industrial assets enables automation, generating added value to manufacturing processes. Digitalization is exemplified by the use of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) to monitor mobile robots and personnel in the industrial plant. Based on this infrastructure, the authors propose a novel access control system without the need to interact with any equipment. Hence, the implementation costs are reduced because the same Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) technologies are reused, preventing the implementation of complementary equipment for both operators and mobile robots. In addition, the security of the wireless protocols has been analyzed by proposing a robust and scalable solution. Therefore, the accessibility to restricted areas is improved by reducing the authentication time compared to other technologies, especially for mobile robots.