*)N.B. if there are students who do not speak Portuguese the language is English.
- To understand the global architecture of a telemetry and supervisory control system of people, equipments and processes, in its components, functions and characteristics.
- To understand the relevant issues regarding data communications in this domain, including media, protocols and quality of service.
- To develop the ability to use and specify telemetry and supervisory control systems.
1. Introduction to telemetry and supervisory control systems
Sensors and actuators
Process/Sequential Control and Supervisory Control
Data acquisition systems
Communication systems? components
OSI model; Topologies; Addressing; Error control; Flow control
Serial protocols; synchronous and asynchronous communications; modems
Ethernet and TCP/IP protocol stack; Quality of service
Wireless protocols (ZigBee, WiFi, GSM/GPRS/UMTS)
2. Project of telemetry and supervisory control systems
Remote Real-Time Systems
Definitions, basic concepts and history
Remote Units? specific requirements
Project techniques of Real-Time Systems
Robustness, reliability and fault-tolerance
Data model; Status, historical and alarm information
Data processing and storage
Privacy and security considerations
Basic knowledge of both computer systems and signal and systems theory is assumed. Some knowledge of data acquisition systems is highly commendable.
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in analysis and synthesis; . Competence in oral and written communication; . Competence in working in interdisciplinary teams; . Competence in understanding the language of other specialists; . Competence in autonomous learning; . Competence to solve problems; . Using the internet as a communication medium and information source; . Competence for working in group; . Critical thinking; . Initiative and entrepreneurial spirit; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
Laboratory or field work
Synthesis work thesis
Bibliography of reference
- Stuart A. Boyer, SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, 4th Ed., ISA, 2010.
- Michael Whitt, Successful Instrumentation and Control Systems Design, 2nd Ed. ISA, 2012
- John Cowley, Communications and Networking: An Introduction, 2ed., Springer, 2013
- Phillip A. Laplante and Seppo J. Ovaska, Real-Time Systems Design and Analysis: Tools for the Practitioner, 4ed., Wiley-IEEE Press, 2011
This course is taught balancing theory and specific case study/problem solving, that involves
development and simulation tools.
Laboratório de instrumentação equipado com alguns computadores com modems, alguns sensores, actuadores e nodos de redes sem fios.