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Module

EEE8151 : Distributed Control Systems

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Mohammed Elgendy
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

Advancing information Technology knowledge with respect to Industrial Automation and manufacturing applications

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction to Distributed Control Systems (DCSs): Automated systems in modern manufacturing processes; production control components; sensors and actuators; microprocessor technology and system measurements; task execution within a microprocessor; real-time control systems; centralised and distributed control system; benefits of distributed control systems; introduction to SCADA Systems; remote terminal unit hardware.

Communication networks for DCSs: Communication media for wired data transmission; sources of noise and signal distortion; data transmission; network topologies; frame concept; medium access control (MAC) methods; error checking mechanisms; factors affecting network performance; line drivers; data synchronisation.

Network Protocols: ISO Reference Model: Standards used in automation industry; DCS Network Protocols; 7-layer ISO Reference Model; the General framework of the OSI reference model; details of the 7 Layers of the ISO/OSI model.

CAN: Controller Area Network: the history of the development of CAN; CAN specifications; CAN ISO/OSI reference model; CAN physical layer; bit stuffing; bit timing configuration; CAN bus basic operation; frame format and CAN extended data frame; CAN controller organisation; standalone and embedded CAN technology; bus arbitration message filtering; Basic and Full CAN implementations; CAN error handling; overview of the CAN hardware market; simulation of CAN bus based DCS network.

CANopen: CAN application layer; CAN based message specification, network management, distributor and layer management; CANopen profiles; CANopen device profiles;       CANopen communication profile; application layer services; communication models; the object dictionary.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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