Time : 3 Hrs.                                                                                                                                            Theory : 100 Marks


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Term Work : 25 Marks

1.   Introduction :

OSI  reference  model,  Systems  engineering  approach,  State  transition  structure,  Detailed  design, Media, Physical connections, Protocols, Noise, Cable spacing, Ingress protection.


2.   Communication and control :

Introduction, Evolution of industrial control process, communication interface – serial and parallel, communication mode-simplex, half duplex and full duplex, synchronization and timing.


3.   Industrial network :

Network   requirements,   OSI  implementation,   Enterprise   network   :  types  of  networks,   LAN- architecture, topology, transmission media: Cable characteristics, Cable selection, unshielded twisted- pair cable, shielded  twisted-pair  cable, Coaxial  cables, Fiber optics, wireless  media, physical and logical  media  access and  arbitration  methods  − token  passing,  ring,  bus  master-slave,  peer-peer, network and transport layer services, real time implications, Session, presentation, and application layers. LAN standards for open LAN, bridges, routers and gateways, Manchester coding.


4.   Open  control network :

RS232,  RS422,  EIA  485,  Ethernet-MODBUS  −  structure,  function  codes  and  implementation, General Purpose Instrument Bus, specifications.

Proprietary control network :  MODBUS plus, data highway plus.


5.   Networks at different levels :

Sensor level network : AS-i, CAN, Devicenet, Interbus and LON Device network : Foundation Fieldbus − H1, HART, PROFIBUS-PA

Control network : BACnet, ControlNet, FF-HSE, PROFIBUS-DP, Ethernet, TCP/IP


6.   HART  :

Architecture  − physical,  data  link, application  layer, communication  technique,  normal and burst mode of communication troubleshooting, benefits of HART.


7.   Foundation fieldbus  :

Fieldbus requirement, features, advantages, fieldbus components, types, architecture-physical,  data link, application  layer, system and network  management, wiring,  segment functionality  checking, installation in safe and hazardous area and troubleshooting, function block application process.


8.   Wireless technologies  :

satellite systems, Wireless LANs (WLANs), Radio and wireless communication, WiFi, GSM, GPRS

and VSAT − their comparison, limitations and characteristics.







Reference :

1.   Practical Industrial Data Communications (Deon Reynders, Steve Mackay, Edwin Wright). Elsevier –

2005 (1st Edition)

2.   Industrial Data Communication (Lawrence M. Thompson) 1997 (2nd Edition).

3.   Real Time Control Netwrok (Daniel T. Miklovic) ISA – 1993.

4.   Process Software and Digital Networks (Bela G. Liptak) – 2002 (3rd Edition).

5.   Computer Networks (Andrew S. Tanenbaum) PHI/Pearson Education – 2002 (4th  Edition).

6.   Data Communications and Networking (Behrouz A. Forouzan)  Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co. − New Delhi – 2000 (2nd Edition).

7.   Computer Networks and Internets (Douglas E. Corner)  Pearson Education Asia, 5th   Indian reprint –

2001 (2nd Edition).



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