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RIS citation export for TUPV035: Continuous Integration for PLC-based Control System Development

AU  - Schofield, B.
AU  - Blanco Viñuela, E.
AU  - Borrego, J.H.P.D.C.
ED  - Furukawa, Kazuro
ED  - Yan, Yingbing
ED  - Leng, Yongbin
ED  - Chen, Zhichu
ED  - Schaa, Volker R.W.
TI  - Continuous Integration for PLC-based Control System Development
J2  - Proc. of ICALEPCS2021, Shanghai, China, 14-22 October 2021
CY  - Shanghai, China
T2  - International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems
T3  - 18
LA  - english
AB  - Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) is a software engineering methodology which emphasises frequent, small changes committed to a version control system, which are verified by a suite of automatic tests, and which may be deployed to different environments. While CI/CD is well established in software engineering, it is not yet widely used in the development of industrial controls systems. However, the advantages of using CI/CD for such systems are clear. In this paper we describe a complete CI/CD pipeline able to automatically build Siemens PLC projects from sources, download the program to a PLC, and run a sequence of tests which interact with the PLC via both a Simulation Unit Profibus simulator and an OPC UA interface provided by Simatic NET. To achieve this, a gRPC service wrapping the Simatic API was used to provide an interface to the PLC project from the pipeline. In addition, a Python wrapper was created for the Simulation Unit API, as well as for the OPC UA interface, which allowed the test suite to be implemented in Python. A particle accelerator interlock system based on Siemens S7-300 PLCs has been taken as a use case to demonstrate the concept.
PB  - JACoW Publishing
CP  - Geneva, Switzerland
SP  - 478
EP  - 483
KW  - controls
KW  - interface
KW  - hardware
DA  - 2022/03
PY  - 2022
SN  - 2226-0358
SN  - 978-3-95450-221-9
DO  - doi:10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2021-TUPV035
UR  - https://jacow.org/icalepcs2021/papers/tupv035.pdf
ER  -