1. Change Detection in a Power Plant Monitoring Application
In August of 2003, several northeastern American cities were hit by an electrical blackout that left millions of people without power. During the investigation that followed, officials tried to determine the cause of the blackout. In an event such as this, the ability to view the state of the system as it was minutes, hours, or even days before the event is extremely valuable.
Since a system can change sporadically, it needs to be monitored at all times. On the other hand, constantly measuring the system at a set interval can result in enormous amounts of data, much of which is repetitive and irrelevant.
Change detection provides the best of both worlds by removing the repetitive data while still recording important system events. Using change detection, data is only captured when a rising or falling edge is detected on specified inputs. For example, any time a relay opens or closes, the states of all relays will be captured and saved in case they are needed at a later time.
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