Visible to the public MTComm Based Virtualization and Integration of Physical Machine Operations with Digital-Twins in Cyber-Physical Manufacturing Cloud

TitleMTComm Based Virtualization and Integration of Physical Machine Operations with Digital-Twins in Cyber-Physical Manufacturing Cloud
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsShahriar, M. R., Sunny, S. M. N. A., Liu, X., Leu, M. C., Hu, L., Nguyen, N.
Conference Name2018 5th IEEE International Conference on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing (CSCloud)/2018 4th IEEE International Conference on Edge Computing and Scalable Cloud (EdgeCom)
Date PublishedJune 2018
ISBN Number978-1-5386-5850-5
Keywordsapplication scenarios, cloud computing, Collaboration, composability, CPMC, Cyber Manufacturing, cyber-physical manufacturing cloud, Cyber-physical systems, data visualisation, Digital-Twin, digital-twin simulator, Digital-Twins simulate physical world objects, Human Behavior, human factors, image classification, Internet scale machine tool communication method, Internet-scale Computing Security, machine sensors, machine tools, Manufacturing, manufacturing processes, Metrics, MTComm, MTComm based virtualization, physical machine need, physical machine operations, Policy Based Governance, production engineering computing, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, Scalability, Solid modeling, Three-dimensional displays, virtual images, virtualization, visualization

Digital-Twins simulate physical world objects by creating 'as-is' virtual images in a cyberspace. In order to create a well synchronized digital-twin simulator in manufacturing, information and activities of a physical machine need to be virtualized. Many existing digital-twins stream read-only data of machine sensors and do not incorporate operations of manufacturing machines through Internet. In this paper, a new method of virtualization is proposed to integrate machining data and operations into the digital-twins using Internet scale machine tool communication method. A fully functional digital-twin is implemented in CPMC testbed using MTComm and several manufacturing application scenarios are developed to evaluate the proposed method and system. Performance analysis shows that it is capable of providing data-driven visual monitoring of a manufacturing process and performing manufacturing operations through digital twins over the Internet. Results of the experiments also shows that the MTComm based digital twins have an excellent efficiency.

Citation Keyshahriar_mtcomm_2018