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Design Support for Distributed Industrial Control

Objective

The objective of this project is to develop an integrated set of design tools, linked by a central information base, to support all phases of the design of distributed control systems, including:

- tendering
- functional design
- rapid prototyping
- distribution design, to map the required functions onto a linked set of control units to meet the constraints of performance, cost, availability, operation under partial failure, etc
- hardware configuration
- software production by reuse of existing software components and code generation
- installation
- documentation.

This design support system aims to improve the quality of design by:

- forcing a structure approach to design
- encouraging the reuse of proven designs
- carrying out automatically many of the routine configuration tasks that are liable to human error.

Linking the tools via a central knowledge-base will greatly reduce the loss of information which otherwise occurs between the stages of a design and between similar designs. Artificial intelligence techniques will be used where appropriate to enable the system to adapt to the rapidly evolving capability of a given range of control equipment, differences between equipment from different suppliers, and different control applications.

Coordinator

AEG Olympia AG
Address
Goldsteinstraße 235
60528 Frankfurt Am Main
Germany

Participants (3)

Computer Resources International
Denmark
Address
Bregneroedvej 144
3460 Birkeroed
F.L. SMIDTH & CO
Denmark
Address
Vigerslev Alle 77
2500 Valby
PROCOS A/S
Denmark
Address
Bregnerodvej, 144
3460 Birkerod