Synchronization of a Plug-and-Simulate capable Co-Simulation of Internet-of-Things-Components
T. Jung, und M. Weyrich. 12th CIRP Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering, 18-20 July 2018, Gulf of Naples, Italy, (2018)
Modern production systems are increasingly interconnected and flexible and therefore form Internet-of-Things-systems (IoT). Because of the flexibility those systems are also dynamic, meaning the entering and leaving of components during runtime, and heterogeneous. For the simulation of such systems, those challenges of dynamic and heterogeneity have to be met. Therefore the authors presented an agent-based co-simulation concept, but an important aspect of a co-simulation is the synchronization of the used simulations, which hasn’t been considered yet. In this contribution the challenges of synchronizing a co-simulation of IoT-systems are introduced and existing co-simulation synchronization concepts examined with regard to their usability for simulating IoT-systems. Afterwards a synchronization concept is presented, which can be used in the presented agent-based co-simulation concept.