Date Added: Nov 2009
Owing to their distributed architecture, Networked Control Systems (NCS) are proven to be feasible in scenarios where a spatially distributed control system is required. Traditionally, such NCSs operate over real-time wired networks. Recently, in order to achieve the utmost flexibility, scalability, ease of deployment and maintainability, wireless networks such as IEEE 802.11 LANs are being preferred over dedicated wired networks. However, conventional NCSs with event-triggered controllers and actuators cannot operate over such general purpose wireless networks since the stability of the system is compromised due to unbounded delays and unpredictable packet losses that are typical in the wireless medium.