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Survey of field device networks issues from user's perspective
Author(s): Boleslaw F. Boczkaj
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Paper Abstract

Field device or process level networks are a major innovation in the field of controls. They are an application of digital communication networks to connect field devices such as actuators, sensors, and transducers with each other and other parts of control system like operator interfaces and controllers. The treatment of this subject has concentrated in the professional literature on the development and description of communication protocols as well as overviews of benefits they offer. It is written primarily by members of manufacturer and standards development communities for the end user. However, the topic is broader and includes issues related to implementation and end use experiences. This paper provides a convenient overview of field device networks and aspects of their impact on control system design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3203, Architectures, Networks, and Intelligent Systems for Manufacturing Integration, (9 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294430
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Boleslaw F. Boczkaj, Consultant (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3203:
Architectures, Networks, and Intelligent Systems for Manufacturing Integration
Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan; San Murugesan; Odo Struger; Gerfried Zeichen, Editor(s)

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