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dc.contributor.advisor Amer, Hassanein Soliman, Khalid 2019-07-18T13:05:57Z Summer 2019 en_US 2019-07-18
dc.description.abstract The use of Ethernet as a communication protocol for Networked Control Systems (NCS) is gaining interest in the automation community. The applications of such protocols range from industrial control to automotive and aerospace. The demand for using new architectures to guarantee system tolerance to faults and failures of single or multiple nodes is increasing. This is because such a system design decreases production downtime, thereby increasing system profitability. An NCS Fault-Tolerant system model is proposed and simulated in this study for critical time applications such as pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. The simulation results show that the introduced architecture functions appropriately and can accommodate the failure of more than one controller node in the production scheme. In addition to focusing on the NCS design aspects, this thesis includes a reliability and finance study. A Markov chain model is introduced to estimate the steady-state availability for the proposed NCS. Hence, the present research offers different optimized controller boards inventory strategies along with a cost analysis designed to increase both productivity and profitability. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship I would like to express my thanks to Prof. Hassanein Amer whose patience and support saw me through tough times. For this, I am truly grateful. I want to thank Dr. Ramez Daoud for his critical and straightforward comments that enabled me to question my assumptions and stay on track. To my readers, Prof. ElSayed Mostafa Saad and Prof. Sherif Abdelazeem, I owe a debt of gratitude for your responsiveness and detailed comments. I will always remember my father’s constant support and responsiveness. My editor, Mona Hamdy, deserves a word of thanks for assisting with the writing process and agreeing to rush the work in order to meet deadlines. Last but not least, my best friend and colleague for their support through all the challenges. Without all of you, I would not have been able to see this project to completion. en_US
dc.format.extent 143 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Networked Control System en_US
dc.subject Ethernet en_US
dc.subject Riverbed Modeler en_US
dc.subject Fault-Tolerant NCS en_US
dc.subject Pharmaceutical Tablet Manufacture Process en_US
dc.subject Markov Model en_US
dc.subject Availability. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Design of a fault-tolerant Ethernet-based networked control system with zero-packet loss for critical time applications en_US
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dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Electronics en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Electronics Engineering en_US
dc.embargo.lift 2021-07-17T13:05:57Z
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Saad, Elsayed
dc.contributor.committeeMember Abdelazeem, Sherif
dc.contributor.committeeMember Mahmoud, Ahmed

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