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Title: Control system backplane monitoring with FPGA

Abstract

Described herein are various technologies for monitoring the backplane of a control system and detecting modifications of the control system (e.g., removal of modules, firmware updates, etc.). A monitoring device includes a field programmable gate array (FPGA), and is connected to the backplane of the control system. The monitoring device receives signals, by way of the backplane, that are communicated among modules connected to the backplane. The monitoring device detects a modification to the control system based upon the received signals.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576342
Patent Number(s):
10409274
Application Number:
15/454,827
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM); The Regents of the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G05 - CONTROLLING G05B - CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Mar 09
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Urrea, Jorge Mario, Clements, Abraham Anthony, Learn, Mark Walter, and Plusquellic, Jim. Control system backplane monitoring with FPGA. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Urrea, Jorge Mario, Clements, Abraham Anthony, Learn, Mark Walter, & Plusquellic, Jim. Control system backplane monitoring with FPGA. United States.
Urrea, Jorge Mario, Clements, Abraham Anthony, Learn, Mark Walter, and Plusquellic, Jim. Tue . "Control system backplane monitoring with FPGA". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576342.
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