A real-time reliability and durability testing framework

TitleA real-time reliability and durability testing framework
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMassi G, Morganti G., Claudi A., Zingaretti P
Conference NameMESA 2014 - 10th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications, Conference Proceedings

This paper presents a methodological framework for designing testing and measurement systems fully integrated with the enterprise information system. In comparison with the most common solutions for designing embedded testing platforms the proposed framework sets itself at a higher level of abstraction. The proposed framework allows getting different, programmable test benches that can run in parallel, and it does not restrict the choice of hardware, sensors and actuators, as it happens with commercial development systems for the same kind of machines. The framework is conceived to be used on embedded boards equipped with the GNU/Linux operating system and with at least one network interface. By using open data formats, the framework provides an easy way to exchange data with enterprise information systems, thus assuring interoperability with different IT solutions. The paper includes the description of a cooker hood testing system designed and implemented with this framework, and which highlights the advantages of the proposed development method.