Requirements Analysis for OPC UA over CoAP
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Core                                                            H. Wang
Internet Draft                                                    C. Pu
Intended status: Standards Track                                P. Wang
Expires: June 17, 2018                                          Y. Yang
                                                               D. Xiong
                                                Chongqing University of
                                           Posts and Telecommunications
                                                      December 14, 2017

                Requirements Analysis for OPC UA over CoAP
             draft-wang-core-opcua-transmition-requirements-02

Abstract

   Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) is a application protocol
   proposed for constrained nodes and constrained networks. Applying
   CoAP protocol in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a very
   attractive scenarios. OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) defines a
   semantic-based information model and a service-oriented architecture
   for industrial control system that can satisfy the requirements of
   Industry 4.0, which is based on semantic information exchange. This
   document analyses requirements for transmitting OPC UA over CoAP.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ................................................ 2
   2. Architecture of OPC UA over CoAP ............................ 3
   3. Requirements for OPC UA over CoAP ........................... 4
      3.1. Encoding ............................................... 4
      3.2. Application Sublayer Optimization ...................... 4
      3.3. Consistency ............................................ 4
      3.4. Reliability ............................................ 5
      3.5. Transmission Methods ................................... 5
      3.6. Cache .................................................. 5
   4. Security Considerations ..................................... 5
   5. IANA Considerations ......................................... 6
   6. References .................................................. 6
      6.1. Normative References ................................... 6
      6.2. Informative References ................................. 6
   Authors' Addresses ............................................. 7

1. Introduction

   CoAP is a web application protocol designed for resource constrained
   devices and constrained networks which has been widely used in
   machine-to-machine (M2M) communications [RFC7252].The purpose of
   applying CoAP to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is to
   provide connectivity for the devices. Whereas the communication of
   Industry 4.0 not only requires data value transmission, but also
   requires semantic information exchange. According to the definition
   of Industry 4.0 for communication, CoAP needs to support the
   exchange of semantic information, namely the semantic information
   model. For current protocols supporting semantic information model
   in the IIoT, the information model defined by OPC UA [IEC TR 62541-1]
   is very promising and its interactive model is similar to the

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