An integrated control system has disparate and spatially distributed subsystems interconnected via a common communication channel. Digital data from sensor to controller and from controller to actuator are multiplexed along with traffic from other control loops and management functions. The asynchronous time-division multiplexing introduces time-varying and possibly stochastic delays in the control loops, degrading system dynamic performance. The paper presents an introduction to approaches for integrated control system design, which requires interactions between the disciplines of communication systems and control systems.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Modeling and Simulation
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering