NETWORKED CONTROL SYSTEMS TOLERANT TO FAULTS - EU-project no. IST-004303

Acronym:


NeCST

Participants:


  • Helsinki University of Technology
  • University of Henri Poincar
  • University of Duisburg Essen
  • University of Hull
  • Neste Jacobs OY
  • Predict
  • Sae Automation

 
 

Timetable:

Begin: 2004-08-01

End: 2008-07-31

 

Description:

The aim of the NeCST (Networked Control System Tolerant to faults) is to explore research opportunities in the direction of distributed control system in order to enhance the performances of diagnostics and fault tolerant control systems. This will lead to improving the intensive use of NeCS technologies for the reactivity, autonomy and monitoring of large scale systems. The systems under consideration in the framework of this project can be considered as a distributed network of nodes operating under highly decentralised control, but unified in accomplishing complex system-wide goals. One of the key factors in designing such a complex system is that both the physical subsystem and the control part have to be designed together in an integrated way. Systems developed in this project will be modular, adaptive, able to operate in autonomy and possibly reconfigurable. The implementation of these concepts is achieved by using the technologies of wireless networks, embedded systems, nomad components, electronics tags, etc Finally, the main contribution of the NeCST project in the embedded systems area is to propose different means enabling to improve the embedded component safety. For this, algorithms and procedures will be develop in order to be able to early detect anomalies (variances or irregularities in the embedded networks and in the embedded equipments) and to switch to fault tolerant control strategy and/or providing predictive and real-time maintenance.

For more information:
NeCST Web page

 
 

Researchers:


Sirkka-Liisa Jms-Jounela (Project leader)
Markus Kettunen
Jean-Philippe Georges
Nikolai Vatanski
Mikko Vermasvuori
Raimo Ylinen

 
 

             This info last modified 2005-10-03 by Jerri Kmpe-Hellenius