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This paper integrates the IEEE 802.11 g ad-hoc wireless network and the control area network (CAN) in the present network control systems (NCS) or wireless - NCS (WNCS). Both the TCP and the CAN protocols are adopted as the communication gateway in a remote control system. The time delay between the application layer of the client and the application layer of the remote control target has been measured and analyzed in this paper. Experimental results on an AC 400 W servo motor indicate that the communication jam mainly causes the instability due to the induced time delay. In this paper, by applying the adaptive Smith predictor with the switching sampling time, satisfactory control performance of WNCS can be obtained even though the time delay seriously increases. Moreover, the feasibility of the proposed WNCS has been proven through experimental results.
Date of Conference: 14-17 Oct. 2008