Phase 1 Smart Power Manufacturing System Architecture Definition and Proof of Concept
In this phase of the Smart Power Manufacturing (SPM) system UCLA, in conjunction with Nimbis Services, Inc. will define the SPM architecture and build an internal proof of concept of the infrastructure that will demonstrate an end-to-end data analysis workflow. The platform infrastructure will consist of data storage, computational resources, data analysis and simulation, and a simulated workflow. The computational models and simulations used for the proof of concept will be representative of those used to optimize fossil fuel power plant performance. This proof of concept will provide the basis for a Phase 2 prototype plan to demonstrate the SPM utilizing Nimbis’ cloud resources in a power plant environment.
Tasks to be completed during this phase are:
1. Functional design of the SPM system architecture consisting of data storage, computational services, analysis and simulation tools and sample output.
2. Build and test a proof of concept SPM system utilizing sample real-time operating data, which are run against fossil fuel power plant simulation and /or analysis code to obtain a specific KPI. A simulated workflow using Linux-scripting tools will be built to control the analysis, simulation and output process.
3. Develop a plan for Phase 2 to deploy a prototype demonstration of the SPM system utilizing Nimbis cloud-based resources in a power plant environment. The Phase 2 prototype will also incorporate Kepler for the workflow environment.