19th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology
and Applications Symposium

Philadelphia, USA
April 9 - 11, 2013

Industrial Session (new)

Industrial Session

Rahul Mital

Eric Rotvold
Distinguished Technologist
Wireless Group – Emerson Process Management




Moving Wireless Sensing to Mainstream Process Control and Safety

Wireless sensor networks have gained significant adoption in Industrial Process Automation. Most applications to this point have been basic process monitoring and some limited open loop or very slow control applications. As wireless sensing becomes more widely accepted, customers are asking to expand the application space of wireless sensing. Closed loop control and safety instrumented systems (SIS) are next to be adopted and the technology is ready.

Speaker Bio
Eric Rotvold is a Distinguished Technologist at Emerson Process Management and has been working in process automation for over 25 years. He has been involved in the development of many HART®, Profibus and Foundation™ Fieldbus measurement instruments during his career. Recently Eric has been engaged in the development of the IEC 62591 (WirelessHART®) standard and products that implement the standard. He is the system architect for Emerson Smart Wireless solutions and continues to advance wireless technology in process automation. Eric has been awarded several patents related to process automation, instrumentation and communication. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University and an MS in Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota. He is also a member of the ACM, IEEE and the ISA.