Internet of Things. IoT Infrastructures. Second International Summit, IoT 360° 2015, Rome, Italy, October 27-29, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, Part II

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Towards Precision Control in Constrained Wireless Cyber-Physical Systems

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-47075-7_33,
        author={David Boyle and Roman Kolcun and Eric Yeatman},
        title={Towards Precision Control in Constrained Wireless Cyber-Physical Systems},
        proceedings={Internet of Things. IoT Infrastructures. Second International Summit, IoT 360° 2015, Rome, Italy, October 27-29, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, Part II},
        proceedings_a={IOT360},
        year={2017},
        month={6},
        keywords={Wireless sensor networks Cyber-physical systems Control Communications protocols Data collection Dissemination Routing Reconfiguration Structural monitoring Fundamental limits Performance},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-47075-7_33}
    }
    
  • David Boyle
    Roman Kolcun
    Eric Yeatman
    Year: 2017
    Towards Precision Control in Constrained Wireless Cyber-Physical Systems
    IOT360
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47075-7_33
David Boyle1,*, Roman Kolcun1,*, Eric Yeatman1,*
  • 1: Imperial College London
*Contact email: david.boyle@imperial.ac.uk, roman.kolcun@imperial.ac.uk, e.yeatman@imperial.ac.uk

Abstract

This paper introduces the problem of high precision control in constrained wireless cyber-physical systems. We argue that balancing conflicting performance objectives, namely energy efficiency, high reliability and low latency, whilst concurrently enabling data collection and targeted message dissemination, are critical to the success of future applications of constrained wireless cyber-physical systems. We describe the contemporary art in practical collection and dissemination techniques, and select the most appropriate for evaluation. A comprehensive simulation study is presented and experimentally validated, the results of which show that the current art falls significantly short of desirable performance when inter-packet intervals decrease to those required for precision control. It follows that there is a significant need for further study and new solutions to solve this emerging problem.