CyberMech, a Novel Run-Time Substrate for Cyber-Mechanical Systems

The core objective of this collaborative research is to develop a novel run-time substrate, CyberMech, to enhance the performance of real-time cyber-mechanical experiments through an integrated set of advances.
The core objective of this collaborative research is to develop a novel run-time substrate, CyberMech, to enhance the performance of real-time cyber-mechanical experiments through an integrated set of advances in (1) cyber-physical co-design of how control and simulation computations are decomposed for real-time parallel executions; (2) configurable and adaptive platform concurrency and communication mechanisms to deal with physical and computational timing constraints; (3) design, conduct, and evaluation of representative real-time hybrid experiment that demonstrate the tight integration of timing, sequencing, and value semantics across cyber and physical domains.
 
The CyberMech substrate will be directly applicable to the highly multidisciplinary field of earthquake engineering which includes researchers and professional engineers, social scientists, emergency responders, hazard management personnel, and public policy makers.
 
Grant: NSF-1136075
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Collaborative Institutes: Purdue University and Washington University in St. Louis
Faculty Investigators: Dr. Shirley Dyke (Purdue University), Dr. Arun Prakash (Purdue University), Dr. Chris Gill (Washington University), Dr. Chenyang Lu (Washington University), Dr. Kunal Agrawal (Washington University)
Graduate Students: Amin Maghareh (Purdue University), Gregory Bunting (Purdue University), Payton Lindsay (Purdue University), Jordan Krage (Washington University), David Ferry (Washington University)