Code No: RR411302

Set No. 1

IV B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 DISTRIBUTED COMPUTER CONTROL SYSTEMS (Electronics & Control Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. Discuss the basic distributed system(process) topologies with their graph representation ( nodes for the processors or information and links for interconnection between the processors). [16] 2. With the help of neat diagrams explain the LAN communication between the Controllers in Distributed control systems. [16] 3. Distinguish between system decomposition and system decoupling. How are they related to an optimal control problem. [16] 4. What is an Essential model? Describe the methods recommended by Ward and Mellor for checking the correctness of the essential model. [16] 5. Describe ‘Triple Modular Redundancy’ for increasing the reliability of a system. Give suitable example. [16] 6. Describe Process monitoring and trouble shooting in real time process using expert system. [16] 7. Distinguish between a ‘semaphore’ and ‘signal’ and their application in solving a producer- consumer problem. [16] 8. Describe the following aspects of a distributed control system: (a) Geographical distribution or layout (b) Computer proximity to local units (c) Incremental growth (d) Effect of failure of a single nodeand (e) Reduced software complexities. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [3+3+3+3+4]

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Code No: RR411302

Set No. 2

IV B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 DISTRIBUTED COMPUTER CONTROL SYSTEMS (Electronics & Control Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. What is centralized mini computer architecture and how is it better than centralized main frame architecture? [16] 2. Draw the block diagram of a digital PID controller with single input signal and derive the control law. [16] 3. Describe the interaction prediction in the open loop coordination strategy for the optimization of large scale industrial process. [16] 4. Explain with suitable examples the following of MASCOT 3.0 (Modular Approach to Software Construction, Operation and Test) (a) Fundamental templates (b) Interconnection Data Area (c) Channel and (d) pool. [4+4+4+4]

5. Explain how redundancy improves the reliability of the mixed system? How is it practically implemented. [16] 6. Describe the knowledge representation as a rule based system. How are the rules structured in terms of logic statements? [16] 7. A wishes to transmit data to B. The data transfer can be effected only when the transmit signal of A is synchronized with the receive signal of B. Explain the use of ‘Rendezvous ’ in this problem. [16] 8. Explain the following draw backs in distributed data base: (a) Increased communication cost (b) Increased software development and (c) Danger of security lapse. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [5+5+6]

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Code No: RR411302

Set No. 3

IV B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 DISTRIBUTED COMPUTER CONTROL SYSTEMS (Electronics & Control Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. What is a communication protocol unit in a distributed computer control? What are the major functions assigned to it. Site suitable examples. [16] 2. Enumerate the various features of distributed computer control systems. [16]

3. Describe the interaction prediction in the open loop coordination strategy for the optimization of large scale industrial process. [16] 4. Explain the concepts(a) multi tasking (b) cooperative multi tasking (c) preemptive multi tasking (d) multithreading in real time systems. 5. Describe the fault detection measures using replication checks. 6. (a) Describe rule based system of Knowledge representation. (b) What are its demerits. [10+6] [5+5+6] [16]

7. Describe how the dynamic memory allocation is provided in real time operating system (RTOS). [16] 8. With the help of a block diagram describe the Oracle distributed data base system with two data base servers connected by data link and having two data bases.[16] ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

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Code No: RR411302

Set No. 4

IV B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 DISTRIBUTED COMPUTER CONTROL SYSTEMS (Electronics & Control Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. Discuss the basic distributed system(process) topologies with their graph representation ( nodes for the processors or information and links for interconnection between the processors). [16] 2. What are the merits of having a digital controller over an analog controller with ADC and DAC interface. [16] 3. Distinguish between system decomposition and system decoupling. How are they related to an optimal control problem. [16] 4. Describe with a suitable example a real time control system with soft time constraints. [16] 5. Explain ‘multi level interpreter’ system in the Anderson and Lee model for reliability of mixed hardware and software systems. [16] 6. Describe the knowledge representation as a rule based system. How are the rules structured in terms of logic statements? [16] 7. A wishes to transmit data to B. The data transfer can be effected only when the transmit signal of A is synchronized with the receive signal of B. Explain the use of ‘Rendezvous ’ in this problem. [16] 8. Explain with suitable examples the following issues related to design of distributed data base: (a) Data partition (b) Data fragmentation (c) Replication. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [5+5+6]

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