Distributed data communication networks for real-time process control

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

34 Scopus citations


The paper deals with the performance analysis of network access protocols for distributed data communication and control systems (DDCCS) in chemical and processing plants. The selection of an appropriate daia highway protocol is an important step in the DDCCS network design for large-scale processes because the real-time feedback control loops are subject to time-varying delays resulting from data latencies and possible mis-synchronism between system components. SAE token ring, SAE linear token bus, and MIL-STD-1553B protocols have been analyzed in view of the DDCCS network design requirements. The results of closed loop control system simulations are presented to demonstrate how data latency generated by the network access protocols could degrade th rlvnamic ne.rfnrmance of the controlled process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-154
Number of pages16
JournalChemical Engineering Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Distributed data communication networks for real-time process control'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this