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Robust Control Applications Using Wireless Communication Technologies

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Communications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 354

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Department of System Engineering and Automation, Faculty of Engineering of Vitoria-Gasteiz, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Interests: wireless control schemes; wireless sensor networks; smart sensors and actuators; edge/fog/cloud architectures; intelligent control; advanced control; wind turbine systems

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Department of System Engineering and Automation, Faculty of Engineering of Vitoria-Gasteiz, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Vitoria, Spain
Interests: intelligent control; advanced control; robust control; adaptive control; wind turbine systems; PV systems; wireless control schemes; wireless sensor networks; smart sensors and actuators
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Department of Electronic Technology, Faculty of Engineering of Vitoria-Gasteiz, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Interests: wireless sensor networks; smart sensors and actuators; structural health monitoring; parallel computing social media account

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The introduction of wireless communications in control applications may achieve important benefits in industrial applications, such as improving scalability and flexibility at deployment and execution, supporting mobile devices, or reducing cabling. However, industrial applications require the limitation of some QoS parameters, such as transmission delays, jitter and error rate. Unfortunately, the nature of wave propagation makes it difficult to ensure the QoS of the applications, since some packages can be delayed or lost. These problems may increase in industrial facilities, which are full of metallic surfaces and obstacles, sometimes even producing communication blackouts.

Although industrial applications tend to be relatively conservative, the expected benefits of using wireless technologies are expected to outgrow the inconveniences. Currently, these technologies are starting to find acceptance in non-critical operations with low sampling frequencies, such as monitoring, condition alarming or supervisory control operations. However, their introduction in critical applications, such as feedback control and safety operations, is still under scrutiny.

New technologies, aimed specifically at industrial environments are starting to be introduced. These technologies may improve the QoS parameters of wireless applications. However, the design of critical applications must be handled in a holistic way, especially since the performance of the communications may influence the performance of the control algorithm. Thus, the research community is interested in robust approaches to build critical control systems, systems which can be supported supported over wireless technologies even in case that the QoS performance of the applications is degraded.

Since, these issues are becoming of the outmost importance for accepting wireless technologies in critical operations, the scientific community may benefit from the presentation of robust approaches to building critical control systems with wireless technologies. The techniques presented should cope with all related challenges, even when the QoS performance of the applications is degraded. For that reason, we invite colleagues in the research community to disseminate their novel contributions in these fields.

Dr. Isidro Calvo
Prof. Dr. Oscar Barambones
Dr. Jose Miguel Gil-García
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • wireless control systems
  • industrial internet of things (IIoT)
  • R=robust control applications
  • wireless technologies
  • advanced control approaches

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