On the Performability of Hierarchical Wireless Networked Control Systems


This paper investigates the performability of hierarchical Wireless Networked Control Systems (WNCS). The WNCS studied can operate in two modes: passive supervisor and active supervisor. It is first shown that the Markov models for both modes are identical. Performability models are then developed and a case study shows how to use these models to help make design decisions. More specifically, it is observed that the performability of a passive supervisor system increases in time while that of an active supervisor system decreases in time.

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Makled, E. , Halawa, H. , Daoud, R. , Amer, H. and Refaat, T. (2015) On the Performability of Hierarchical Wireless Networked Control Systems. Intelligent Control and Automation, 6, 126-133. doi: 10.4236/ica.2015.62013.

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