Electric loads as Real-Time tasks: An application of Real-Time Physical Systems

Marco Luigi Della Vedova, Ettore Di Palma, Tullio Facchinetti

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Abstract

This paper describes the application of Real-Time Physical Systems (RTPS) as a novel approach to model the physical process of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), with specific focus on Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (CPES). The proposed approach is based on the real-time scheduling theory which is nowadays developed to manage concurrent computing tasks on processing platforms. Therefore, the physical process is modeled in terms of real-time parameters and timing constraints, so that real-time scheduling algorithms can be applied to manage the timely allocation of resources. The advantage is to leverage the strong mathematical background of real-time systems in order to achieve predictability and timing correctness on the physical process behind the considered CPS. The paper provides an introduction to the possible application of RTPS to energy systems. The analogy between real-time computing systems and energy systems is presented; moreover, the relationship between RTPS and related research fields is traced. Finally, the introduced techniques are proposed to optimize the peak load of power consumption in electric power systems. This method is suitable for systems spanning from small networks to smart grids.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
Pages1117-1123
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventWireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), 2011 7th International - Istanbul
Duration: 4 Jul 20118 Jul 2011

Conference

ConferenceWireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), 2011 7th International
CityIstanbul
Period4/7/118/7/11

Keywords

  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY
  • LOAD MANAGEMENT
  • REAL TIME SYSTEMS

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