Develop an innovative distributed framework which allows networked monitoring and control of large-scale complex systems by integrating heterogeneous smart objects, legacy devices and sub-systems, possibly cooperating to support holistic management and achieve overall systems’ efficiency with respect to energy and raw materials.
From 01-09-2011 to 28-02-2014
OBJECTIVES & FOCUS
- Defining novel mechanisms to enforce dependability in WSANs operating in harsh environments and serving heterogeneous application constraints by means of context awareness, self-configuration and self-adaptation capabilities.
- Adopting distributed and decentralized approaches to provide WSANs with scalable monitoring, control and self-diagnosis capabilities.
- Introducing a Service Oriented Architecture (SoA) and a middleware that, by exposing smart objects capabilities as web services, makes it possible for the innovative WSAN developed within the project to cooperate with legacy devices/systems thanks to semantic interoperability.
Major benefits derived from the research and development activities in BEMO-COFRA are:
- An overall increase of flexibility, performance and re-configurability of new agile manufacturing systems: today the investment cost spent on average for reconfiguring existing production facilities.
- An optimal operation maintenance despite varying conditions.
- An improvement in efficiency accompanied by greater equipment up-time in cases of major variations/uncertainties in process parameters and/or in cases of frequent managed changes in production.
Brazil-Europe Monitoring and Control Frameworks
The Brazilian funding was provided by CNPq Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico.