Cyber Infrastructure at MUST-SIM
MUST-SIM facility has a complete set of computer systems for each of
the five test stations. In addition, the site has a set of servers
for the data repository as well as systems in the users studio.
The MUST-SIM facility has a built in redundancy with its computer systems.
|Shore Western SC6000 Controller||Controllers in the large
scale facility share hardware with the controllers in the small scale
|NI-DAQ Cards||The IlliDaq and OM systems share the same I/O
card. All of the OM systems have the same D/A card.|
|Windows Computers||All of the windows systems used for
testing are interchangeable|
|Linux Servers||The linux servers have identical hardware
and RAID drives|
The MUST-SIM facility maintains a suite of software that enables the researcher to take full advantage of the LBCBs. Here is the list of control software:
|UI-SimCor||Assist the hybrid test development process from
simulation to large scale testing|
|LBCB Operations Manager||Enable multi-dimensional mixed
mode control for a variety of LBCB configurations|
|LbcbPlugin||Support realistic loading protocols that map to
simulations as well as field studies. Manage dense instrumentation
that maps sensor data to individual nodes of a simulation.
MUST-SIM facility maintains a suite of software that collects
synchronized data from a variety of acquisition devices.
|IlliDaq||Main data visualization application during the
test. The user can configure IlliDaq to collect data from a hundreds
of channels and create numerous graphs and tables|
|DaqMetadata||Tool which converts sensor metadata in a
spreadsheet called a sensor database to configuration files for the
NI-DAQmx system and the IlliDaq application|
|IlliKrypton||Visualization application for the Krypton
systems. The application provides IlliDaq style configurable graphs.
It reads data from the Krypton DMM application provides averaging
synchronization with the control ramps, and safe archiving.|
The MUST-SIM facility offers several options for telepresence.
Media Servers & Webex The facility's most popular
telepresence option is our media servers. These servers broadcast
live screens for IlliDaq and the LbcbPlugin systems. The facility
establishes a Webex session at the beginning of a test. Test
operators are equipped with headsets so that they can communicate with
remote researchers. The media screens coupled with the Webex session
allows the remote researcher to "check in" on a 10 to 30 hour test and
collaborate with the test operators.
FlexTps & RDV The facility offers FlexTps and RDV by request. FlexTps
combines multiple video feeds on one web page. RDV is a application
that allows the research to define views of data and video to observe
facility has a number of ways to deliver test data to the researcher.
The facility runs a data repository which host all of the test data.
Remote access to this repository is available by request. The
facility will also deliver test data to the researcher via external
hard drive or by file sharing services such as Dropbox and Box.com.
The facility will package data into MATLAB *.mat file by request. The
facility will upload all unprocessed data into the NEES Warehouse.
The following documentation describes the design of the MUST-SIM software.