IC1402 Computer Network & Distributed Control Systems Syllabus

IC 1402 COMPUTER NETWORK AND DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEM
3 0 0 100
AIM
To illustrate the concept of networking of computers and distributed control
system.

OBJECTIVES
i. To provide fundamental knowledge about computer networks.
ii. To provide comprehensive knowledge about the methods of internetworking.
iii. To give basic knowledge in the architecture and local control unit of distributed control system.
iv. To give adequate information in the interfaces used in DCS.
v. To give basic knowledge about HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) and
field bus technology.

1. DATA NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS 9
Network hierarchy and switching – Open system interconnection model of ISO – Data link control protocol – BISYNC – SLDC – HLDC – Media access protocol – Command – Token passing – CSMA/CD, TCP/IP.

2. INTERNET WORKING 8
Bridges –Routers – Gateways – Open system with bridge configuration – Open system with gateway configuration – Standard ETHERNET and ARCNET configuration – Special requirement for networks used for control.

3. DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEM 9
Evolution – Architectures – Comparison – Local control unit – Process interfacing issues – Communication facilities.

4. INTERFACES IN DCS 9
Operator interfaces - Low level and high level operator interfaces – Operator displays - Engineering interfaces – Low level and high level engineering interfaces – General purpose computers in DCS.

5. HART AND FIELD BUS 10
Evolution of signal standards – HART communication protocol – Communication modes – HART networks – Control system interface – HART and OSI model – Filed bus introduction – General field bus architecture – Basic requirements of field bus standard – Field bus topology – Inter operability.

L = 45 Total = 45

TEXT BOOKS
1. A.S. Tanenbaum, ‘Computer Networks’, 3rd Edition, Pearson Education, 1996 / PHI.
2. Michael P. Lukas, ‘Distributed Control System’, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., Canada, 1986.

REFERENCE BOOKS
1. G. K. McMillan, ‘Process/Industrial Instruments Hand book’, Tata McGraw Hill, New York, 1999.
2. Romily Bowden, ‘HART application Guide and OSI communication Foundation’, 1999.
3. W. Buchanan, ‘Computer Buses’, Arnold Publishers, London, 2000.
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