The SUPPRESS research group (Supervision, Control and Automation) began its activity in local monitoring of industrial processes, through the development of open systems that have given rise to applications of technology transfer to companies.
In 2002, the group started a research line in systems design for remote monitoring. This line led to the development of a flexible, open and non-proprietary technological platform for the monitoring of industrial processes via Internet, tested on an industrial pilot plant, and the creation of a Remote Laboratory via Internet (https://lra.unileon.es) that offers access to industrial prototypes (PLC’s, DCS’s, frequency inverters, models, engines, etc.).
Today, the most representative activities developed by the group define its three main lines of action:
- The development of monitoring systems, in local and remote mode, of industrial processes and facilities, which incorporate a series of advanced and innovative tools for knowledge extraction from large data sets, based on Machine Learning techniques.
- The design, development and implementation of Remote Laboratories for online training, both from the point of view of the development of equipment, prototypes and industrial systems, and the development of its architecture, as well as the software necessary for its operation (security, utilities management, user and content management, etc.). All this with a philosophy of work and operation based on open and non-proprietary technologies, which can integrate own and third-party equipment.
- Cybersecurity in critical infrastructures, studying and analyzing the vulnerabilities and potencial attacks that may affect the monitoring and control systems of critical infrastructures and their communication protocols. All is studied and analyzed in test environments that replicate the elements and structures available in real critical infrastructures of the industrial and electric power fields.