Design Support for Distributed Industrial Control


DSDIC - 2588

Keywords distributed control systems, PLCs, system design tools


Start Date: 01-AUG-89 / Duration: 60 months

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Objectives and Approach

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:

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

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.

Exploitation

Many of the project partners plan to use the support system for their own design activities, and some of them intend to make the system available to control equipment customers who perform their own system design.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Bruno Gloeckner
AEG AG
Hahnstr. 41
D - 6000 FRANKFURT-AM-MAIN 71
tel: + 49/ 69-66414531
fax: + 49/ 69-66414555
telex: 411080

Participants

AEG AG - D - C
F.L. SMIDTH & CO A/S - DK - P
CRI A/S - DK - P
CEGELEC PROJECTS LTD - UK - P


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DSDIC - 2588, December 1993


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