Realization of Virtual Device Network(VDN) for Predictive Maintenance

  • Choi, Gi-Heung (Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Hansung University) ;
  • Song, Ki-Won (Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Seoul)
  • Published : 2002.03.01


Requirements for Distributed Monitoring and Control Networks(DMCN) differ greatly from those of typical data networks. Specifically, my DMCN technology which employs a filedbus protocol is different from IP network protocol TCP/IP. In general, one needs to integrate fieldbus protocol and TCP/IP to realize DMCN over IP network or internet, which can be viewed as Virtual Device Network(VDN). Interoperability between devices and equipments is essential to enhance the quality and the performance of predictive maintenance(PM). This paper suggests a basic framework for VDN using DMCN over IP network and a method to guarantee interoperability between devices and equipments.