Wireless Communication Technology for Modular Mechatronic Controllers

Modular mechatronics systems comprise of mechatronics sub-systems that are functionally complete and can be independently operated. These sub-systems can be readily fitted and connected to, or in combination with, additional sub-systems. Advantages of modular Mechatronics design of systems include flexibility to changing environmental needs, low-cost due to standardization of the subsystems, inter-connect ability and inter-changeability of sub-systems with each other, and improved system reliability due to modular architecture. Communication technology allows for the systematic integration of mechatronics sub-systems in order to achieve complex integrated mechatronics system which would be difficult to achieve without the use of Information Technology (IT).

Provided by: Tshwane University of Technology Topic: Mobility Date Added: Mar 2011 Format: PDF

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