Case studies

To ensure that the INTO-CPS technology is applicable to as wide a number of value chains as possible, the four case studies have been selected from four distinct domains: railways, agricultural, building automation and automotive. Even if the target products of these case studies have been designed and developed previously, they are all different by nature with different technical objectives (operating metro doors without injuring people, ensuring an efficient seeding, running reliable air-cooling facilities, reducing energy consumption and emissions).

The focus in the execution of the case studies will be the evaluation of the INTO-CPS technology. The actual case studies that has been chosen and their innovative CPS angle:

Railways: There is a drive to introduce automatic trains on existing metro infrastructure and a key part of this is the addition of screen doors on the existing metro platforms.  This case study will develop a CPS with a controller for just such a system with safety-critical screen doors. 

Agriculture: This case study will develop a CPS to ensure a high-efficiency automated weed control system called an automated tilling system. This will be mounted on the rear of a semi/fully automated tractor. 

Building Automation: This case study will develop a CPS supporting Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) in a building.  Such a system will typically aim to keep the building climate within a specified range, by tuning and controlling heat and total air ventilation.

Automotive: As fossil fuel reserves are running low, economical concepts such as all electric and hybrid cars will become major factors in future transport.  This case study will develop a CPS supporting intelligent mobility assistance for electric and hybrid electric vehicles to help with their adoption by vehicle owners, thereby encouraging adoption of fuel saving strategies.

Domains represented by the industrial case studies