Toward real-time control in future wireless networks: communication-control co-design

Zhao, G. (P.), Imran, M. A. , Pang, Z., Chen, Z. and Li, L. (2019) Toward real-time control in future wireless networks: communication-control co-design. IEEE Communications Magazine, 57(2), pp. 138-144. (doi:10.1109/MCOM.2018.1800163)

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Abstract

Wireless networks are undergoing a transition from connecting people to connecting things, which will allow human interaction with the physical world in a real-time fashion, for example, Tactile Internet, industrial automation, self-driving vehicles, and remote surgery. Therefore, future wireless networks need to support real-time control since it is the essential function enabling such emerging applications. In this article, some fundamental design capabilities needed to realize real-time control in future wireless networks are discussed, with primary emphasis given to communication-control because both communication and control systems have strong dynamics and interdependencies, and they tightly interact with each other. A case study is provided to demonstrate the necessity of such co-design.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Also funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61631004 and by the National Science Foundation under Grants CNS-1702808 and ECCS-1647198.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Zhao, Dr Guodong and Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Zhao, G. (P.), Imran, M. A., Pang, Z., Chen, Z., and Li, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:IEEE Communications Magazine
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:0163-6804
ISSN (Online):0163-6804
Published Online:04 December 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Communications Magazine 57(2):138-144
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
3007250Distributed Autonomous Resilient Emergency Management System (DARE)Muhammad ImranEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/P028764/1ENG - Systems Power & Energy