Distributed control applications using local area networks : a LAN based power control system at Rhodes University

Sullivan, Anthony John (2002) Distributed control applications using local area networks : a LAN based power control system at Rhodes University. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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This thesis describes the design and development of both the hardware and software of an embedded, distributed control system using a LAN infrastructure for communication between nodes. The primary application of this system is for power monitoring and control at Rhodes University. Both the hardware and software have been developed to provide a modular and scalable system capable of growing and adapting to meet the changing demands placed on it. The software includes a custom written Internet Protocol stack for use in the embedded environment, with a small code footprint and low processing overheads. There is also Linux-based control software, which includes a web-based device management interface and graphical output. Problems specific to the application are discussed as well as their solutions, with particular attention to the constraints of an embedded system.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Local area networks, Linux, LANs
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Physics & Electronics
ID Code:2242
Deposited By: Mrs Carol Perold
Deposited On:22 Nov 2011 14:51
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:22
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