Incorporating wireless sensor networks (WSNs) in an industrial process-control setting promises to substantially increase the number of process variables that can be monitored and controlled, due to the enhanced ability to add, upgrade and/or reconfigure process variable wireless sensors and actuators.
Extract value from the potentially large quantity of raw data from a distributed oil and/or gas production facility that is served by a WSN, by developing and fielding an intelligent supervisory system with software agents to:
Goals: to demonstrate these capabilities on serious/realistic process models, and, ultimately, to implement the ICAM agents as function blocks (under standard IEC 61499) for use in industrial process control applications.
UNB's and CBU's R&D is being integrated by (1) item 4 above, and (2) installing ICAM agents in the WINTeR Testbed (see ICAM/WINTeR Integration).
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Last update: 23 February 2010
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