Accession Number : ADA289507
Title : Next Generation Controller Specification for an Open Systems Architecture Standard - Overview.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 89-Aug 94,
Corporate Author : MARTIN MARIETTA ASTRONAUTICS GROUP DENVER CO
PDF Url : ADA289507
Report Date : 28 SEP 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 40
Abstract : This report describes an open architecture framework for advanced manufacturing controllers including machine tools, robotics, process control, and coordinate measurement. The methodology described is applicable to both system design as well as system retrofit applications. A component-based approach is used that allows system architectures to be developed from generic building blocks that address system requirements and resulting functionality requirements. Initial architectures are used to produce an application architecture" that addresses specific system messaging requirement. An 'application system' is then synthesized using off-the-shelf, reusable'implementation components' for the application software. Hardware/software specific platform issues are addressed through the use of system 'profiles,' a convention adopted form the IEEE Portable Operating system Interface (POSIX) standard that is now gaining wide acceptance. A number of examples are provided demonstrating use of all aspects of the methodology on a typical machine tool controller application. Appendices provide details with respect to specific components, requirements, and domain models.
Descriptors : *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, *SYSTEMS APPROACH, *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MEASUREMENT, ROBOTICS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, MANUFACTURING, MODELS, MACHINE TOOLS, SPECIFICATIONS, INTEROPERABILITY, INTERFACES, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, PROFILES, PLATFORMS, COORDINATES, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, ACCEPTABILITY, RETROFITTING.
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE