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Testing Technology for Communication Network for Manufacturing Applications

Objective

This project continued the work on CNMA testing technologies started during phase 3 of ESPRIT Project 955 (Communication Network for Manufacturing Applications). Through that project European industry achieved a world lead in the provision of testing technologies for CIM communication systems.
This project continued the work on communication network for manufacturing applications (CNMA) testing technologies that gave European industry a world lead in the provision of testing technologies for computer integrated manufacture (CIM) communication systems. Specific objectives of this project were: interoperability testing in order to develop prototype tools which will enable practical interoperability testing for manufacturing message specification (MMS) and network management (NM) protocols; conformance testing in order to extend conformance testing coverage into new areas where standards are stabilizing and to demonstrate that test facilities can be provided for these new areas (existing prototype conformance test tools to be further developed and demonstrated, resulting in tools for multiaccess computing (MAC) bridges, routers, MMSI and embedded testing technology); technology integration in order to extend the integrated test tool environment to ensure that all new test tool developments will be compatible with the same harmonised environment; CNMA support in order to provide specific testing facilities in support of the CNMA project and to develop the required technology and to test and prove the facilities in the CNMA industrial pilots; and performance measurement in order to conduct preliminary work on performance measurement with a view to establishing some user requirements and the principles of architecture and metrics definition.
Specific objectives of this project were:

- Interoperability testing: to develop prototype tools which will enable practical interoperability testing for Manufacturing Message Specification (MMS) and Network Management (NM) protocols.
- Conformance testing: to extend conformance testing coverage into new areas where standards are stabilising and to demonstrate that test facilities can be provided for these new areas; existing prototype conformance test tools to be further developed and demonstrated, resulting in tools for MAC Bridges, Routers, MMSI and embedded testing technology.
- Technology integration: to extend the integrated test tool environment developed during CNMA Phase 3 to ensure that all new test tool developments will be compatible with the same harmonised environment.
- CNMA support: to provide specific testing facilities in support of the CNMA project; to develop the required technology and to test and prove the facilities in the CNMA industrial pilots.
- Performance measurement: to conduct preliminary work on performance measurement with a view to establishing some user requirements and the principles of architecture and metrics definition.

Coordinator

STANDARDS PROMOTION AND APPLICATION SERVICES GROUP - CCT
Address
Avenue Des Arts, 1-2
1040 Bruxelles
Belgium

Participants (7)

Acerli
France
Address
5 Voie Verte
92260 Fontenay-aux-roses
Alcatel TITN
France
Address
1 Rue Galvani
91301 Massy
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG (BMW)
Germany
Address
Petuelring 130
80809 München
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung eV (FhG)
Germany
Address
Sebastian-kneipp-straße 12-14
76131 Karlsruhe
Networking Centre TNC
United Kingdom
Address
Focus 31 Mark Road
HP1 Hemel Hempstead
SIEMENS AG
Germany
Address
Siemensallee
7500 Karlsruhe
SWEDISH TELECOM
Sweden
Address
Farnebogatan, 81-87
123 86 Farsta