Scientific Reports:

S. Pitzek, W. Elmenreich:
"Managing Fieldbus Systems";

English abstract:
Digital fieldbus systems are increasingly becoming popular. The configuration and management of such a system, mainly carried out manually, is an expensive and error-prone task. Many existing fieldbusses provide means like "plug-and-play" that assist the user in these tasks. However the existing solutions cover merely parts of the possible configuration and maintenance tasks.

In this paper we will describe configuration and management aspects in the area of dependable real-time fieldbus systems. First we identify means for improving fieldbus management. In order to reduce interface complexity we introduce different user-dependent views.

In the following we discuss ways for organizing the management information. We will examine existing solutions from other fieldbusses and discuss their suitability for our purpose.

We plan to use the described concepts and mechanism in a tool-set for the time-triggered fieldbus TTP/A.

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