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Sensor Network and Information Interoperability Integrating IEEE 1451 With MIMOSA and OSA-CBM



Kang B. Lee, Robert Gao, Richard D. Schneeman


The IEEE 1451 Smart Transducer Interface for Sensors and Actuators Standard was developed to facilitate sensor to network interoperability. It has defined a set of common communication interfaces for connecting transducers (sensors or actuators) to control networks and instruments in a network-independent environment. Meanwhile, the Machinery Information Management Open Systems Alliance (MIMOSA) has established an open architecture and a set of protocols for exchanging complex sensor information between condition-based maintenance (CBM) systems. Likewise, the Open System Architecture for Condition Based Maintenance (OSA-CBM) program has developed an open architecture and standard for distributed CBM software components. Ideally, if there is a way to interface these standards, sensor information can be easily accessed by condition-based maintenance application software. This paper examines the IEEE 1451 standard and the MIMOSA/OSA-CBM specifications to find entry points or hooks that can provide a link between the two standard specifications.
Conference Dates
May 21-23, 2002
Conference Location
Anchorage, AK
Conference Title
IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference


communication protocol, IEEE 1451, interoperability, MIMOSA, Ncap, OSA-CBM, senor network, smart sensor


Lee, K. , Gao, R. and Schneeman, R. (2002), Sensor Network and Information Interoperability Integrating IEEE 1451 With MIMOSA and OSA-CBM, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Anchorage, AK (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created January 1, 2002, Updated February 19, 2017