NIST Funds Testing Tools For Smart Systems

October 12, 2011
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The federal technology standards body is working to develop open standards-based testing, measurement, and development tools that can ensure the reliability of intelligent control systems.

The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded the University of Maryland at College Park (UMD) $1 million over three years to work together with NIST as it develops standards and frameworks for testing and building what are called cyber-physical systems (CPS), which network together physical, computer, and biological technologies.

CPS are those that control facilities, medical devices, airplanes, cars, and other systems that combine computing, communication, and automation capabilities in various interconnected components.

via InformationWeek Government, continued here.