Leveraging OSGi and eclipse technologies for a service oriented middleware in industrial machines

Authors Walter Hargassner
Bernhard Dorninger
Title Leveraging OSGi and eclipse technologies for a service oriented middleware in industrial machines
Booktitle Electronical Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Conference on Emerging technologies and Factory Automation- ETFA'2011
Type in proceedings
Publisher IEEE
Department SAT
ISBN 978-1-4577-0018-7
Month September
Year 2011
Pages on Memorystick
SCCH ID# 1127
Abstract

Eclipse technologies are widely used for desktop and even enterprise solutions. In contrast, the use of Eclipse technologies in automation is less common. Together with our customer, we have developed a service oriented middleware based on OSGi and Eclipse for loosely coupling real-time control software with machine and process visualization applications. We will show the requirements steering us towards these technologies and will elaborate on design, implementation and deployment. The insights gained from these steps show the adequacy of selected Eclipse technologies for serving tasks in machine automation software.