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What is collaborative measurement and control?
Collaborative measurement and control means when 2 or more Network Capable Application Processors(NCAPs) connected each to a sensor STIM and actuator STIM in the simplest form, can do remote measurements and control operations collaborately by communicating with one another through the NCAPs
What is an example of collaborative measurement and control?
An example of collaborative measurement and control would be like regulating the temperature of a furnace at home. You would use an NCAP with a sensor STIM to measure the temperature upstairs and then control the operation of a furnace downstairs. The Sensor STIM/NCAP would send temperature information to the Actuator STIM/NCAP as instructed. A set point would be set at the Actuator STIM/NCAP. When the temperature reaches the set point, the actuator STIM/NCAP would regulate the furnace heater/motor to provide heat throughout the home. Multiple sensor STIMs/ NCAPs and actuator STIMs/NCAPs can be setup for multi-zone control in a home for more efficient operations. As an example, these NCAPs can be connected via a local area network (LAN) like Ethernet,and all operations can be remotely monitored through the Internet.