Cooperative Control Technology with ITP Method for SCADA Systems

Juichi KOSAKAYA  Hideyuki TADOKORO  Yasuhiro INAZUMI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E91-D   No.8   pp.2141-2152
Publication Date: 2008/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1093/ietisy/e91-d.8.2141
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Distributed Cooperation and Agents
SCADA,  multi-agent,  inter-terminal parameter,  field terminals,  conflict,  

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Introducing multi-agent (MA) technology into a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system can improve the serviceability and enhance maintenance-free operation with the inter-terminal parameter (ITP) method. In addition, the system's distributed intelligent field terminals (IFTs) use a common algorithm that is unaffected by any changes to the system specifications. As a result of these innovations, the proposed system has much better serviceability because it is much easier to make modifications compared to that of conventional systems. This system has been implemented for practical purposes at over 60 sites.