RTI and NI work on IIC Microgrid Testbed
Real-Time Innovations (RTI) and National Instruments (NI) continue to develop a strategic relationship and are currently co-leading the Industrial Internet Consortium’s (IIC) Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Microgrid Testbed. This leverages the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard and will now be hosted at the new NI Industrial IoT Lab.
The second phase of the Microgrid Testbed is underway with collaborators working to integrate a Time Sensitive Network (TSN) Ethernet-based distributed control system that allows the microgrid to run on 100% renewable energy sources. This integration provides the advanced network infrastructure required to synchronize Direct Current (DC) power sources, like solar arrays, wind power and batteries. This next phase will also include additional partners and capabilities, including weather analytics and cloud computing.