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BIFROST: A Smart City Planning and Simulation Tool

  • Ralf MosshammerEmail author
  • Konrad Diwold
  • Alfred Einfalt
  • Julian Schwarz
  • Benjamin Zehrfeldt
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 903)

Abstract

BIFROST is a persistent, shared design tool and simulation environment for Smart Cities, with a strong focus on powergrid infrastructure. Backed by a reactive server backend and powerful simulation engine, a browser-based, 2.5D user interface empowers researchers, network operators and planning experts to construct and analyze situations revolving around powergrid operations. The internal engine state representing the simulation world, including all physical dynamics and structures, is fully exposed to external applications, such as control algorithms or time series analysis tools. Thus, BIFROST can be employed as a virtual testbed for Smart Energy System installations, allowing for the evaluation of scenarios which would be hard or impossible to stage in-field.

Keywords

Smart energy system Simulation UX Scenario planning Reactive systems 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Project DECAS has received funding in the framework of the joint programming initiative ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus, with support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralf Mosshammer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Konrad Diwold
    • 1
  • Alfred Einfalt
    • 1
  • Julian Schwarz
    • 2
  • Benjamin Zehrfeldt
    • 2
  1. 1.Siemens Austria AGViennaAustria
  2. 2.pixelart GmbHBergheim bei SalzburgAustria

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