Toward Real-Time Control in Future Wireless Networks: Communication-Control Co-Design

Zhao, Guodong, Imran, Muhammad Ali, Pang, Zhibo, Chen, Zhi and Li, Emma (2019) Toward Real-Time Control in Future Wireless Networks: Communication-Control Co-Design. IEEE Communications Magazine, 57 (2). pp. 138-144. ISSN 0163-6804

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/mcom.2018.1800163

Abstract

Wireless networks are undergoing a transition from connecting people to connecting things, which will allow human interaction with the physical world in a real-time fashion, for example, Tactile Internet, industrial automation, self-driving vehicles, and remote surgery. Therefore, future wireless networks need to support real-time control since it is the essential function enabling such emerging applications. In this article, some fundamental design capabilities needed to realize real-time control in future wireless networks are discussed, with primary emphasis given to communication- control because both communication and control systems have strong dynamics and interdependencies, and they tightly interact with each other. A case study is provided to demonstrate the necessity of such co-design.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Control systems, Wireless sensor networks, Real-time systems, Wireless networks, Packet loss
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
G500 Information Systems
G600 Software Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 14 May 2020 09:03
Last Modified: 14 May 2020 09:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43135

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