Distributed Control Systems


Master's degree in Electrical Engineering (specialization in Control and Industrial Electronics)

6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 28,0 T + 28,0 PL + 5,0 OT + 2,0 O


Not applicable.

To study the fundamental concepts of Distributed Systems (DCS), with a special emphasis on their application to digital control systems. To know the architecture, the communication models and DCS digital communication technologies, the main communication protocols, fieldbuses and SCADA systems. Introduction to the wireless sensor networks (WSN) and Internet of Things (IoT) in industrial environments such as IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee, WirelessHart and ISA100. Introduction to Real-Time Control Systems. Study and analysis of the specific aspects of real-time systems applied in embedded systems.

1) Introdução
2) Arquitetura dos sistemas embebidos (SE)
3) Sistemas de Controlo Distribuído (DCS) e Sistemas SCADA em ambientes Industriais
4) Modelos e Redes de Comunicação para Sistemas DCS & SCADA & FieldBus
5) Redes de Sensores sem fios (WSN) e Internet das Coisa (IoT) para ambientes industriais.
6) Sistemas de tempo-real (STR)

Evaluation Methodology
Lab work (40%);
Final project Demo(30%);
Final project report (30%)

- Technologies, I. (2004). Practical Distributed Control Systems (DCS) for Engineers and Technicians. (Vol. 1). (pp. 1-623). www.idc-online.com: IDC Technologies
- Mahalik, N. (2003). Fieldbus Technology, Industrial network Standards for realtime distributed control. (Vol. 1). Springer online: Springer
- Margolis, M. (2011). Arduino Cookbook. (Vol. 1). OReilly Media online: OReilly Media
- Barros, M. (0). Sebenta e Slides de - Sistemas Distribuídos de Controlo (in PT). Acedido em 24 de setembro de 2015 em http://www.e-learning.ipt.pt/course/view.php?id=1020

Method of interaction
Lectures, Problem solving classes and Laboratory classes;

Software used in class
Free Tools:
SCADABR (www.scadabr.com.br/)
Eagle (www.cadsoftusa.com)
Arduino IDE
Atmel Studio (www.atmel.com/microsite/atmel_studio6/)
Visual Studio (www.visualstudio.com/)
Times Tool (www.timestool.com/)