[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 90 (Thursday, May 11, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 21980]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-09503]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Request for Participation on Developing Industrial Wireless 
Systems Best Practices Guidelines

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Intelligent Systems Division of NIST is forming a 
technical working group (TWG) to develop best practices guidelines in 
selecting and deploying industrial wireless solutions within industrial 
environments such as process control and manufacturing. Guidelines will 
consider the entire wireless ecosystem within factories with emphasis 
on wireless networks operating on the factory floor. This includes 
factory/plant instrumentation, control systems, and back-haul networks. 
The guidelines will be technology and vendor agnostic and will address 
the current needs of industry to have independent guidelines based on 
user requirements and measurement science research.

DATES: Intention to participate must be received by 180 days after date 
of publication in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Intention to participate may be submitted in one of two 
ways.
     By sending an email to [email protected].
     By written request: National Institute of Standards and 
Technology ATTN: Richard Candell 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8230 
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8615.
    Please direct media inquiries to NIST's Office of Public Affairs at 
301-975-2762.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: More information on industrial wireless 
systems research may be found on the NIST home page for Industrial 
Wireless Systems at https://www.nist.gov/programs-projects/wireless-systems-industrial-environments.

Kevin Kimball,
NIST Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2017-09503 Filed 5-10-17; 8:45 am]
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