Evaluating XMPP communication in IEC 61499-based distributed energy applications

Armin Veichtlbauer, Manuel Parfant, Oliver Langthaler, Filip Prostl Andren, Thomas Strasser

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Abstract

The IEC 61499 reference model provides an international standard developed specifically for supporting the creation of distributed event-based automation systems. Functionality is abstracted into function blocks which can be coded graphically as well as via a text-based method. As one of the design goals was the ability to support distributed control applications, communication plays a central role in the IEC 61499 specification. In order to enable the deployment of functionality to distributed platforms, these platforms need to exchange data in a variety of protocols. IEC 61499 realizes the support of these protocols via 'Service Interface Function Blocks' (SIFBs). In the context of smart grids and energy applications, IEC 61499 could play an important role, as these applications require coordinating several distributed control logics. Yet, the support of grid-related protocols is a pre-condition for a wide-spread utilization of IEC 61499. The eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) on the other hand is a well-established protocol for messaging, which has recently been adopted for smart grid communication. Thus, SIFBs for XMPP facilitate distributed control applications, which use XMPP for exchanging all control relevant data, being realized with the help of IEC 61499. This paper introduces the idea of integrating XMPP into SIFBs, demonstrates the prototypical implementation in an open source IEC 61499 platform and provides an evaluation of the feasibility of the result.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 21st International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509013142
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2016
Event21st IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2016 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 6 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA
Volume2016-November
ISSN (Print)1946-0740
ISSN (Electronic)1946-0759

Conference

Conference21st IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2016
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period06.09.201609.09.2016

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