Distributed control system for process control using intelligent agents

Qurban A. Memon, Habib Ur Rehman

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This paper addresses intelligent communication among device entities to solve two issues in a distributed industrial control environment: Network related bottlenecks; and intelligent control in the presence of real time requirements. This work attempts to address customized design, development and implementation aspects of the Distributed Control System (DCS) for process control in an environment of intelligent field devices and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). The three key components; system architecture, configuration, network and communication parameters are presented in detail. The proposed solution architecture consists of two layer approach: use of decentralized intelligent agents at the local process level, and use of real time operating system at the main controller level. The problems and challenges faced by such a customized design of DCS are discussed and possible remedies are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)544-551
Number of pages8
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006


  • Distributed control
  • Intelligent agents
  • Network control system
  • Profibus
  • Profinet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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