General Dynamics – Using OAS to monitor nuclear reactors aboard US submarines


Open Automation Software is being used to collect high speed data from nuclear reactors and propulsion auxiliary system components.

The OAS data component is used to populate data from a custom Visual Studio application. OAS provides queuing from Visual Studio applications with resolution up to 100 nanoseconds. This is a perfect example of how OAS can be used to process proprietary data that is not from an OAS Server and share this custom data with other OAS Servers and Clients.

Remote OAS services then collect the data to log to an Oracle database using OAS Data Historian with no data loss on temporary network failure or database engine failures. Queuing and buffering is also supported in database connections to OAS Systems Services. The data from the custom Visual Studio application can also be monitored on other third party OPC Clients using Open Automation Software’s OPC Client Connector.

Open Automation Software implements .NET communications for remote communications to eliminate the need for DCOM. All OAS components are 100% managed so Visual Studio applications developed with OAS are easy to deploy and they themselves can also be 100% managed.  OAS Data Historian can log to Oracle, SQL Server, Access, mySQL, and also CSV files.

“OAS is the most comprehensive, easy-to-use, and flexible OPC toolkit for the .NET developer.”

“Open Automation Software offers unparalleled customer support and timely, reasonably priced custom modifications which can stand up to the most challenging and unique automation programming tasks.”

– Philip Newman, General Dynamics – Electric Boat


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