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Supervisory Control System Using Wireless Network

In this project a supervisory control system will be developed to support Wireless Sensor Network (WSN). WSN are increasingly used in a multitude of applications such as environmental and structural health monitoring, and condition-based maintenance. In this project, a WSN will be developed and combined with supervisory control system architecture to manage the information gathered by the WSN and make decisions based on these information in the events of alarms, faults, controllers tuning etc. The system will be implemented to a well known non-linear chemical process, the distillation column. The work will be conducted using Opnet for wireless communication protocols which will be interfaced with Matlab for the process simulation and controllers developments. Different controllers will be investigated, namely predictive and intelligent control systems.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the above PhD topic please follow the steps below:

  1. Contact the supervisor by email or phone to discuss your interest and find out if you woold be suitable. Supervisor details can be found on this topic page. The supervisor will guide you in developing the topic-specific research proposal, which will form part of your application.
  2. Click on the 'Apply here' button on this page and you will be taken to the relevant PhD course page, where you can apply using an online application.
  3. Complete the online application indicating your selected supervisor and include the research proposal for the topic you have selected.

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This is a self funded topic

Brunel offers a number of funding options to research students that help cover the cost of their tuition fees, contribute to living expenses or both. See more information here: The UK Government is also offering Doctoral Student Loans for eligible students, and there is some funding available through the Research Councils. Many of our international students benefit from funding provided by their governments or employers. Brunel alumni enjoy tuition fee discounts of 15%.