Cyber-Physical System or CPS is engineering system that seamlessly integrates physical world with cyber world. Physical world includes all kinds of physical objects such as devices, machines, systems (man-made or natural), environments, and even humans ourselves. Cyber or digital world provides computation and control. Combining the two worlds requires, first and foremost, connectivity among physical things such that they can interact as a network a.k.a. Internet of Things (IoT). IoT also acts as a bridge between the physical and cyber sides of a cyber-physical system. Through sensors, live data can be retrieved from a physical system and processed in the cyber space in order to produce decision, which is then passed back via actuators to control the physical system in continuous, autonomous loops.
CPS is therefore far more comprehensive than IoT as it involves not only connectivity, but also computation and control. It is the scaffold, upon which all the ‘smart’ technologies are built. However, design and implementation of a cyber-physical system are complicated, considering they take interdisciplinary knowledge including computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering (electronics, computer, and control), mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, etc.
For Thailand 4.0 initiative, NECTEC, NSTDA is set to promote CPS as one of its leading technologies going forward. Center for Cyber Physical Systems has been formed from NECTECs three core areas of research expertise: sensors, network/system, and artificial intelligence/data analytics with a mission to facilitate implementation of CPS technology in various economic sectors such as industry, agriculture, and urban infrastructure.
To be the national and regional leading knowledge center in all things CPS. Capable of providing methodology and guidance on how to design, implement and apply CPS to any economic sector.
To establish national infrastructure service center equipped with experts, tools, and testbeds for innovation, consultation, and knowledge dissemination in CPS technology to the public with the ultimate goal of lifting Thailand’s industry to 4.0 level.
- Consultation: Extending CPS knowledge, research, and innovation to private sector.
- Testbed Facilities: Providing essential tools and environments for prototyping CPS/IoT products such as
- IoT Cloud platform
- Connectivity testbed
- Security testbed
- Lab co-working space
- Interoperability testbed
- Showroom: Showcasing full-scale CPS/IoT prototypes and mock-up solutions for industry.
- Research and Development: Creating practical CPS/IoT knowledge and innovations that serve the need of our country.
- Ecosystem Incubation: Fostering new CPS/IoT developers and matching them with potential market.
- Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial IoT
- Communications & Edge Computing
- Data Analytics & Visualization
- Sensors & Data Acquisition
- Network Platform for Internet of Everything (NETPIE)
- Wireless Sensor Network for Management and Remote Control (WiMarC)
Members & Expertise
- Koonlachat Meesublak, Ph.D : Optimization, Operations Research, IoT
- Suwat Sopitpan, D. Eng. : Sensor Technology, Smart Maintenance, Microelectronics Technology, Analog/Digital Circuit Design
- Opas Trithaveesak, D.Eng : IoT, Wireless Sensor Network, Precision Farming
- Theerachet Soorapanth, Ph.D : Embedded system, Analog/RF Design, Optimization
- Tanakorn Tantanawat, Ph.D : Machine Design, Design Optimization, Lean Automation System Integration
- Aimaschana Niruntasukrat, Ph.D : IoT, System Modeling, Signal Processing, AI
- Chumnarn Punyasai
- Montree Saenlamool
- Ekkachart Hattha
- Raphipong Chokrungitsaranukul
- Tongpool Sangkapes
- Arkom Haewchin
- Naritchaphan Penpondee
- Center for Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
- National Computing and Cyber-Physical Infrastructure (NCCPI)
- National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)
- email: nccpi-cps[at]nectec.or.th
- Tel. : (+66) 2-564-6900 ext 2578