Redundant and Decentralised Directory Facilitator for Resilient Plug and Produce Cyber Physical Production Systems
Cyber Physical Production Systems (CPSS) built on the concept of “Plug-and-Produce” aim at delivering truly agile production systems. These systems are modular by nature and can be adapted based on changing requirements. One of the challenges in this domain is how to store and propagate information within CPPS. In this paper, a Redundant and Decentralised Directory Facilitator will be introduced to provide the capability to store and broadcast the existing system assembly capabilities. Additionally, this solution will provide redundancy and delocalization of the assembly capabilities information. The model used is described, as well as interactions, behaviours and deployment strategies. Finally a validation scenario is presented and conclusions are discussed.
KeywordsCyber physical production systems Decentralised directory facilitator Capability dissemination agent
The authors acknowledge funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 680735 and support from the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Intelligent Automation, in undertaking this research work under grant reference number EP/IO33467/1.
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