Integrating embedded PC and Internet technologies for real-time control and imaging

Xin Feng, Steven A. Velinsky, Daehie Hong

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The use of embedded personal computing (PC) technology allows desktop computer applications to evolve into the real-time control world. Such systems will be compact, reliable and low in cost. However, the mainstream PC platforms such as Windows NT have shortcomings concerning their real-time capabilities. The integration of embedded PC and Internet technologies make distributed real-time control a reality and eliminate the limitations of PC operating systems (OS). This paper discusses the general hardware, OS and software development tools for distributed, Internet-enabled, PC-based embedded control systems. A specific application of the approach is discussed, the development of a long-reach manipulator system for highway maintenance operations, which verifies the approach and illustrates its potential applicability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-60
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar


  • Embedded System
  • Imaging
  • Internet
  • Personal computer
  • Real-time control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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