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Bu, S., Naghdy, F. & Ciufo, P. (2005). Physical layer of wireless ad-hoc control networks. In S. Nagalingam, M. Chiu & G. Lin (Eds.), International Manufacturing Leaders Forum (pp. 1-8). South Australia: Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Research.


A new concept called Wireless ad-hoc control networks (WACNets), designed for distributed and remote monitoring and control is explored in this work. It is suggested that ad-hoc control networks are the next stage in the development of distributed control and monitoring. WACNet explores a framework for organic, evolutionary and scalable method of integrating a large number of nodes with sensing and/or actuation, local intelligence and control, data processing and communication capabilities. A combination of IEEE 1451 compliant Smart Sensor and Bluetooth standard is employed to develop the first generation test-bed for the study of WACNets. The concept is introduced and the design of the nodes is presented. The progress up to date and the results obtained are reported.

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