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Fieldbus Profile Harmonization — Approach of NOAH ESPRIT 26951 Project

  • H-P. Otto
  • Ch. Borodino
  • T. Bregulla
  • Ch. Diedrich
  • U. Döbrich
  • J. Hörger
  • J. Szymanski
  • Ch. Verney

Abstract

The NOAH (Network Oriented Application Harmonization) project harmonizes device profiles of the EN50170 fieldbusses WorldFIP, P-Net and PROFIBUS among others. Within the project a certain subset of field devices are under consideration. The investigations cover transmitter for temperature and pressure, on/off and modulated actuators, simple I/O, motor control centers and variable speed drives. The range of devices shows, that basic device classes with very different scope and functionality are chosen to find fieldbus and profile independent application structures, functions and parameters. The project follows a well defined device model for the harmonization. The common parts of all profiles are presented and the consequences are discussed.

Keywords

Network Interface Device Model Application Function Device Status State Chart 
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References

  1. 1.
    EN 50170: General Purpose Field Communication System, CENELEC 1996.Google Scholar
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    WorldFIP Companion Standards, WorldFIP, Paris 1999Google Scholar
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    P-NET Standardised general purpose channel types, October 1998, Process DataGoogle Scholar
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    PROFIBUS-PA Profile for Process Control Devices, PNO Karlsruhe 1999Google Scholar
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    NOAH Project, EP 26951, Deliverables D230 to D238, May 1999Google Scholar
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    Science of Computer Programming — Vol. 8 “Statecharts: A Visual Formation for Complex Systems” by D. Harel, 1987, p. 231–274Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • H-P. Otto
    • 1
  • Ch. Borodino
    • 2
  • T. Bregulla
    • 3
  • Ch. Diedrich
    • 4
    • 7
  • U. Döbrich
    • 5
  • J. Hörger
    • 5
  • J. Szymanski
    • 2
  • Ch. Verney
    • 6
  1. 1.Siemens WP LeaderGermany
  2. 2.AlstomFrance
  3. 3.FZIGermany
  4. 4.ifakGermany
  5. 5.SiemensGermany
  6. 6.SchneiderFrance
  7. 7.Ifak MagdeburgBarlebenGermany

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