An OPC UA based architecture for testing tracking simulation methods

Gerardo Santillan Martinez, Tommi Karhela, Valery Vyatkin, Tuomas Miettinen, Cheng Pang

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Abstract

A tracking simulator is a simulation system that runs in parallel with the real process. They integrate model and process using a persistent and direct communication between the physical system and the simulation. In a tracking simulator, the simulation system receives data measured from the process instrumentation in order to adjust the model parameters so that the simulated state matches the real process state. Tracking simulation systems have a number of applications and the benefits in comparison to conventional simulation systems are numerous. This paper presents an architecture for testing different methods that can be used in tracking simulation. The proposed approach employs the OPC Unified Architecture as the protocol for the communication between the simulation model and the physical system. This work first introduces the structure of the testbed. Then, in order to test the proposed system, a previously published tracking method based on the tuning of the model parameters using PI controllers is implemented and the test results are shown. Finally, the conclusions and future work are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA, 2015 IEEE
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages275-280
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-7952-6, 978-1-4673-7951-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event14th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 20 Aug 201522 Aug 2015
Conference number: 14

Conference

Conference14th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications
Abbreviated titleTrustCom 2015
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period20/08/1522/08/15

Keywords

  • automation systems
  • dynamic process simulation
  • industrial internet
  • online simulation
  • OPC Unified Architecture
  • tracking simulation

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    Santillan Martinez, G., Karhela, T., Vyatkin, V., Miettinen, T., & Pang, C. (2015). An OPC UA based architecture for testing tracking simulation methods. In Trustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA, 2015 IEEE (pp. 275-280). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/Trustcom.2015.644