R&D Projects


BaSys 4.0

R&D Projects


BaSys 4.0

BaSys 4.0 is a three year project that started on July 1, 2016. The goal of this project is to provide a holistic Industry 4.0 automation solution for dynamic as well as flexible management and reconfiguration for industrial scale production facilities.

Therefore, it is essential to investigate seamless solutions that cover the business process management, the facility management, and the device management level. These solutions are integrated into a flexible reference framework under consideration of open source standardization and interface specifications. In addition, the solutions for each level will provide a set of toolchains for the development and engineering as well as the required runtimes. The complete BaSys reference framework and model will focus on service-oriented approaches. Its application and technology readines will be proved via the implementation and evaluation of three demonstrators that cover major use-case scenarios for the industry automation domain.

The participation in this research project brings SYSGO the opportunity to make PikeOS ready for the industrial automation market. SYSGO's main contribution will be as follows:

  1. Lead the specification and standardization for the runtime architecture at the device management level of the BaSys framework. This gives SYSGO the chance to develop and shape these new standards.
  2. Provide their PikeOS Hypervisor as reference implementation by applying these new standards and interfaces. Hence, SYSGO will be the first OS supplier with a market-ready solution that fulfills all required standards.

Furthermore SYSGO will take the lead in one of the major research topics that targets the holistic security analysis and management in the BaSys framework.

The project involves the following partners:

ABB Ltd., Bosch Rexroth AG, DFKI GmbH, Eclipse Foundation, Festo AG & Co KG, FORTISS GmbH, ITQ GmbH, Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), KUKA Roboter GmbH, PSI Automotive & Industrie GmbH, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen, Robert Bosch GmbH, SMS Group GmbH, ZF Friedrichshafen AG

For more information, please go to BaSys 4.0