INTO-CPS is a collection of tools developed to aid the development of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs). Typical for such systems is a large number of complex components of different nature, such as software controllers, mechanical parts and electrical circuits. Simulating such system requires special algorithms due to the different formalisms used to model the individual components. This is possible using a simulation technique known as co-simulation, enabled by the use of a model exchange standard called Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) standard.
Specifically, INTO-CPS provides all the necessary tools for this such as:
- Modelling the individual components referred to as a Functional Mock-up Unit (FMU)
- Performing a co-simulation
- Evaluating the impact of different design decisions
- Validating and testing FMUs
- Coupling the simulation with real-life prototypes
For a demonstration of the tools please check the INTO-CPS Association’s YouTube.
The Tutorials demonstrates how the different tools can be used together to model and simulate a various types of systems.
In order to use the tools effectively it may be worthwhile to read some theory on the technologies involved. This information can be found in the Guides section, where topics such as co-simulation and FMI are covered.