Preface to the special issue on ‘the engineering of complex real-time computer control systems’

  • George W. Irwin


The complexity of current computer control systems arises from the engineering requirement to integrate computers, actuators and sensors for control, signal processing and data networks, visualisation and display with the technology of the application domain. Further, real-time control systems, employing embedded and distributed computing, as compared with central supervisory computers, have the added difficulty of correct task computation to time deadlines and associated reliability specifications.


Active Noise Control Computer Control System Time Deadline Genetic Algorithm Base Optimisation Parameter Identification Technique 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • George W. Irwin
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  1. 1.Control Engineering Research Group, Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringThe Queen’s University of BelfastBelfastUK

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