The Pipeline Concept as Key Ingredient for Modular, Adaptive Communication for Cyber-physical Systems

Stefan Linecker, Jia Du, Anderson Silva, Reinhard Mayr

Abstract

We are currently experiencing another phase within the digital transformation. This phase is prominently called the Internet of Things. It is enabled by the progress in energy efficiency, cost and capability both in sensor-actuator electronics and in data transmission technologies. The envisioned Internet of Things will consist of billions of connected cyber-physical systems. To fully harvest the potential of this development, a strategy for robust, interoperable and future-proof network communication between a myriad of different systems in a global network is required. The ongoing TriCePS project develops both a framework and the missing building blocks to fulfill those requirements. In this paper, the authors propose the pipeline concept as such a building block.

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