Protection, Automation and Control Architectures with Functionality Independent of Hardware
In 2017, CIGRE Study Committee B5 (Power System Protection and Local Control) initiated the formation of the Working Group B5.60 to investigate and propose new architectures for Protection, Automation and Control (PAC) with application functionality independent of hardware (FIH).
The background of the Working Group is based on the current integration of hardware and software and the fact that microprocessor-based hardware is facing a commercial life cycle limitation of 10 to 15 years. The separation of application software and hardware would allow the development of new architectures of PACS and new approaches to designing, commissioning, and maintaining these systems.
To read this article subscribe to ELECTRA. Single edition, annual options and CIGRE membership are available. Access to all editions is free for CIGRE members.
Already have an account? Sign in