The proposed application will motivate the development of hardware suitable for use in hard industrial environments. Hardware and software features will allow automatic recovery of the system after a failure. Finally, interfaces will provide direct access between processors and high-speed field buses.
Parallel processing techniques are required to provide the performance and real-time response required to handle the complexity of the chosen application area.
Sensor information will be used for quality control of the product and for predictive maintenance.
This application shares similarities with many critical real-time control applications met in hard industrial conditions.