Definitions for "Distributed Control System"
A series of computer-based devices that operate in conjunction with each other on a variety of applications. These are usually (widely) separated throughout the system being controlled.
Instrumentation system consisting of input/output devices, control devices and operator interface devices which in addition to executing the stated control functions also permits transmission of control, measurement, and operating information to and from multiple locations, connected by a communication link.
A system of dividing plant or process control into several areas of responsibility, each managed by its own controller, with the whole system connected to form a single entity, usually by means of communication buses.
Proportional, Integral, Derivative (PID)