CIPRNet CIP glossary
Federate simulation bridge
These “bridges” have to be created where physical, logical or cyber (inter)dependencies between infrastructures occur. Starting from a basic model of these dependencies, these bridges will be created at run-time to create a federated simulation between existing simulators dynamically. In order to provide this capability, the bridges have to contain several functions and have to be supported by additional components, including:
- a Knowledge Base System (KBS) - shared among the federate sub-jects – able to gather, filter and maintain traces of any possible syner-gic actions driving a federate simulation
- a basic model to containing a specific scenario (including initial situations, maps, etc) and a description of dependencies. A scenario can also include some kind of script to introduces faults and attacks in-to running simulations
- a versatile timing mechanism to manage the synchronism inside the federate simulation.