Sistemas Distribuídos de Controlo

Mestrado em Engenharia Eletrotécnica - Especialização em Controlo e Eletrónica Industrial
6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 28,0 T + 28,0 PL + 5,0 OT + 2,0 O

- Manuel Fernando Martins De Barros

Not applicable.

The aim of this unit is to provide the fundamental concepts of distributed control systems (DCS) with special focus to modern devices as well as the architectures, the DCS communication models and protocols, the main industry fieldbus and SCADA systems.

1) Introduction to Course
2) Embedded systems architecture & Systems;
3) Distributed Control Systems (DCS);
4( SCADA Systems;
5) Industrial communication networks;
6) SCADA,DCS & FieldBus communication networks;
7) DCS & SCADA applications;
8) Wireless Sensor Networks;
9) Real time systems (RTS).

Evaluation Methodology
Lab performance (30%);
Final project (40%);
Final project report (20%) and
Paper Submission (10%).

- Technologies, I. (2004). Practical Distributed Control Systems (DCS) for Engineers and Technicians. (Vol. 1). (pp. 1-623). 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 em24 de setembro de 2015 em

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

Software used in class
Free Tools:
Eagle (
Arduino IDE
Atmel Studio (
Visual Studio (

Ferramentas Comerciais:
Proteus (