The Importance, Design and Implementation of a Middleware for Networked Control Systems
Source: University of Illinois
Due to the advancement of computing and communication technology, networked control systems may soon become prevalent in many control applications. While the capability of employing the communication network in the control loop certainly provides many benefits, it also raises several challenges which need to be overcome to utilize the benefits. In this paper, the authors focus on one major challenge: A middleware framework that enables a networked control system to be implemented. Indeed the paper is that a middleware for networked control sys important for the future of networked control systems.