Distributed Wireless Control Using Bluetooth

Johan Eker, Anton Cervin, Andreas Hörjel

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Bluetooth is currently emerging as one of the most promising personal wireless network technologies. It is primarily designed as a cable replacement between for example a cell phone and a PDA. However the price/performance level also makes it a promising technology outside the office. The automation industry is currently showing interest in using Bluetooth for more industrial applications. However the problems with unreliable links and time delays must be explicitly addressed in any wireless control application in order to make safe and fault tolerant. This paper discusses how to design a fault tolerant wireless distributed control system. An example application where an inverted pendulum is controller over a wireless link is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Technologies for Computer Control 2001
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Control Engineering


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