CORFU ESS is an IEC-compliant
Engineering Support System that extends the IEC61499 model to cover
requirements specifications through the use of UML.
An Engineering Support System (ESS), as defined in
IEC61499, is a system that supports the
design, implementation, commissioning and operation of Industrial-Process
Measurement and Control Systems (IPMCSs) (i.e. distributed control
For more information on CORFU ESS please refer to related
adopts a hybrid approach
for the development of IPMCSs that integrates UML with
the Function Block concept. The current
implementation integrates IBM's Rose with the CORFU FBDK,
however any other general purpose CASE Tool that supports UML
can be utilized with minimum effort.
is fully compatible with the
Archimedes System Platform that can be used for the
deployment and execution of the created FB design models.
The SISTEP case study demonstrates this
CORFU FBDK is
The currently available prototype implementation of
CORFU FBDK was developed with Borland's Delphi IDE and supports in
Archimedes System Platform almost all of the
phases of the development process of IPMCSs.
The picture above provides an
overview of how the IBM's Rose diagrams are mapped to IEC61499 compliant FB design diagrams. Details can be
found in related publications.