Wireless Networking for Control: Technologies and Models

  • Mikael Johansson
  • Riku Jäntti
Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 406)


This chapter discusses technologies and models for low power wireless industrial communication. The aim of the text is to narrow the gap between the models used in the theoretical control literature with models that arise when tools from communication theory are used to model emerging standards for industrial wireless. The chapter provides a tutorial overview covering basic concepts and models for wireless propagation, medium access control, multi-hop networking, routing and transport protocols. Throughout, an effort is made to describe both key technologies and associated models of control-relevant characteristics such as latency and loss. Some existing and emerging specifications and standards, including Zigbee, WirelessHART and ISA100, are described in some detail, and links are made between the developed models and useful network abstractions for control design.


Wireless Sensor Network Time Slot Medium Access Control Transmission Control Protocol Medium Access Control Protocol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikael Johansson
    • 1
  • Riku Jäntti
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringKTHStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of Communications and NetworkingComnet Helsinki University of Technology TKKFinland

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