Process Computer for Computationally Intensive Control


PROCIC - 5497

Keywords communications systems, multiprocessor systems, process control


Start Date: 01-OCT-90 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives and Approach

The objective of this project is to develop a building set for implementing heterogeneous multiprocessor structures by interconnecting processor and I/O modules according to data-flow principles for applications requiring high throughput and/or demanding real-time control.

To achieve this, a simple and inexpensive multimaster serial bus system will be developed. It will allow communication at different speeds, facilitating processor-processor, intra-cell and sensor-actuator communication. A set of processors and I/O modules will then be developed which can be freely interconnected via the serial bus according to the logical structure of individual applications.

In order to progress such heterogeneous systems, a unified token language will be defined to serve as an intermediate language in the program compilation process. Programs for the different processors interconnected on the net will be uniformly distributed in this token language, which will comprise facilities for network management and real-time control.

A Navier-Stokes equation-solver will be implemented as a prototype system. This mathematical model describes many different physical systems and is computationally highly intensive. A system which permits real-time solutions of the equations will have applications in many industries and will supply improvements in combustion and pollution control.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Klaus Schleisiek-Kern
DELTA T GMBH
Uhlenhorster Weg 3
D - 2000 HAMBURG 76
tel: + 49/ 40-229-6441
fax: + 49/ 40-229-7205
telex: 75380704

Participants

DELTA T GMBH - D - C
ADIST - P - P
MICROPROCESSOR ENGINEERING LTD - UK - P


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PROCIC - 5497, December 1993


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