IEC61499 Execution Model Semantics

  • Kleanthis Thramboulidis
  • George Doukas

Abstract

The International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) has adopted the function block (FB) concept to define the IEC 61499 standard for the development of the next generation distributed control applications. However, even though many researchers are working last years to exploit this standard in factory automation a lot of issues are still open. Except from the open issues in the design phase a lot of execution semantics are still undefined making the development of execution environments a difficult task. In this paper the semantics of the execution of the IEC 61499 Function Block model are examined, possible alternatives are investigated and existing implementations are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kleanthis Thramboulidis
    • 1
  • George Doukas
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical & Computer EngineeringUniversity of Patras26500, Patras

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