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In certain embodiments, a control/optimization system includes an instantiated model object stored in memory on a model server. The model object includes a model of a plant or process being controlled. The model object comprises an interface that precludes the transmission of proprietary information via the interface. The control/optimization system also includes a decision engine software module stored in memory on a decision support server. The decision engine software module is configured to request information from the model object through a communication network via a communication protocol that precludes the transmission of proprietary information, and to receive the requested information from the model object through the communication network via the communication protocol.

Title
Secure models for model-based control and optimization
Application Number
13/669165
Publication Number
9292012 (B2)
Application Date
November 5, 2012
Publication Date
March 22, 2016
Inventor
Alexander B Smith
Round Rock
TX, US
Kadir Liano
Austin
TX, US
Bijan Sayyarrodsari
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Fletcher Yoder P C
Assignee
Rockwell Automation Technologies
OH, US
IPC
G05B 17/02
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