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Cyber Framework for Steering and Measurements Collection Over Instrument-Computing Ecosystems

Publication Type
Conference Paper
Book Title
2023 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP)
Publication Date
Page Numbers
198 to 200
Publisher Location
New Jersey, United States of America
Conference Name
IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP 2023)
Conference Location
Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
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Conference Date

We propose a framework to develop cyber solutions to support the remote steering of science instruments and measurements collection over instrument-computing ecosystems. It is based on provisioning separate data and control connections at the network level, and developing software modules consisting of Python wrappers for instrument commands and Pyro server-client codes that make them available across the ecosystem network. We demonstrate automated measurement transfers and remote steering operations in a microscopy use case for materials research over an ecosystem of Nion microscopes and computing platforms connected over site networks. The proposed framework is currently under further refinement and being adopted to science workflows with automated remote experiments steering for autonomous chemistry laboratories and smart energy grid simulations.