Configuration Service in Cloud based Automation Systems
Number of Authors: 7
2016 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Current challenges in production automation requires the involvement of new technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), Systems of Systems and local automation clouds. The objective of this paper is to address one of the challenges involved in establishing and managing a cloud based automation system. Three key capabilities have been identified as required to create the expected benefits of local automation clouds; 1) capturing of plant design 2) capturing and distributing configuration and deployment information 3) coordinating information exchange.
This paper addresses the capturing and distribution of configuration and deployment information. For this purpose a system service is proposed, the ConfigurationStore, following the principles of the Arrowhead Framework. The service is accompanied by a deployment methodology and a bootstrapping procedure. These are discussed for several types of automation technology, e.g. controllers, sensors, actuators. A qualitative evaluation of the proposed approach is made for four use cases; Building automation, Manufacturing automation, Process automation and IoT devices. Concluding the usability for large-scale deployment and configuration of Industrial Internet of Things.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Embedded Systems Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Research subject Industrial Electronics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-59691OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-59691DiVA: diva2:1034533
42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON) 2016, Firenze, October 24-27, 2016