Towards Integrated Simulation of Cyber-Physical Systems: A Case Study on Intelligent Water Distribution
In cyber-physical systems (CPSs), embedded computing systems and communication capability are used to stream-line and fortify the operation of a physical system. Intelligent critical infrastructure systems are among the most important CPSs and also prime examples of pervasive computing systems, as they exploit computing to provide "anytime, anywhere" transparent services. The existing body of knowledge includes techniques for assessment, modeling, and simulation of physical and cyber infrastructures, respectively, but such isolated analysis is incapable of fully capturing the interdependencies that occur when they intertwine to create a CPS. Fundamental differences exist between the attributes of cyber and physical components, significantly complicating representation of their behavior with a single comprehensive model or simulation tool. This paper articulates the challenges present in integrated simulation of a CPS, where the goal is to accurately reflect the operation and interaction of the cyber and physical networks that comprise the system. A solution is presented for the CPS domain of intelligent water distribution networks, using EPANET and Matlab to represent the physical water distribution network and the decision support algorithms used to control the allocation of water, respectively.
J. Lin et al., "Towards Integrated Simulation of Cyber-Physical Systems: A Case Study on Intelligent Water Distribution," Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (2009, Chengdu, China), pp. 690-695, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Dec 2009.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/DASC.2009.140
8th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (2009: Dec.12-14, Chengdu, China)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Body Of Knowledge; Communication Capabilities; Comprehensive Model; Critical Infrastructure Systems; Cyber Infrastructures; Cyber-Physical Systems; Decision Support Algorithms; Embedded Computing System; Integrated Simulations; MATLAB Simulations; Pervasive Computing Systems; Physical Components; Physical Network; Physical Systems; Simulation Tool; Water Distribution Networks; Water Distributions; Computer Simulation; Decision Support Systems; Distributed Parameter Networks; Embedded Systems; MATLAB; Models; Water Supply; Water Distribution Systems; EPANET; Simulation; Water Distribution Networks
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01 Dec 2009