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Basta Engineering, Inc.

128 Salina Street

Lafayette, CO 80026

 

Project:
Automatic Control System (via mobile VHF radio) for Public Transport Vehicles

Client & Year:
City of Moscow, Russia, 1981 – 1983

Task:
System specification, design & development of digital and low frequency hardware and firmware for digital mobile equipment, from concept to pilot production, installation and commissioning

Environment:
Control center: platform PC MS-DOS, Microsoft C compiler & assembler
Remote stations: COSMAC, development system Tektronix 9001A

Features:
The system in Moscow is still the world's largest public transport vehicle control and monitoring system (buses, streetcars) with maximum capacity of up to 4096 vehicles (550 installed)

Kernel:
Custom made, multitasking, real-time, cooperative

Supported Functionality – Control Center:
Please see the following project.

Supported Functionality – Remote Stations:
Vehicle location, load and passengers count monitoring and transmission to the control center via radio.  Canned messages and various operational information exchange (and display) between drivers and control center/ dispatcher; in-vehicle timetable deviation display.  Voice communications control.

 

Project:
Automatic Control System (via mobile VHF radio) for Public Transport Vehicles

Client & Year:
City of Moscow, Russia, 1995 – 1998

Task:
System specification, control center software design & development, control center synchronous modem design & development, remote and base units hardware and firmware design & development, from concept to production and installation of the pilot system

Environment:
Control center: platform PC MS-DOS, Microsoft C compiler & assembler
Remote and base stations: Motorola HC-11, emulator Metalink
Driver terminal: Zilog Z-180, emulator Microtek

Features:
State-of-the-art, function enriched and upward compatible with the previously described system installed in 1983

Kernels:
Custom made, multitasking, real-time, cooperative

Supported Functionality – Control Center:
Computer assisted (PC) automatic vehicle fleet and driver shifts real-time management, i.e., automatic vehicles location monitoring and display, vehicles timetable deviation calculation and display.  Transmission and displaying of various messages/instructions between control center computer/dispatcher and vehicle equipment/drivers.  Various data logging.

Supported Functionality – Base Radio Station Unit:
Frequency synthesizer control.  Synchronous (BISYNC) communication with the control center.  Active/reactive transmitter power monitoring.  LEDs and seven-segment indicators for monitoring the radio channel, frequency synthesizer and transmitter accuracy.

Supported Functionality – In-vehicle Radio Station Unit:
Frequency synthesizer and transmitter output power control.  Signal level monitoring.  Radio beacon decoding. Synchronous (BISYNC) communication with the control center.  Passenger counting.  Vehicle load and distance between radio beacons monitoring.

Supported Functionality – Driver Terminal Unit:
User interface via alphanumeric LCD (Cyrillic fonts) and keypad with variety of controls and warnings.  Canned messages and various operational information exchange (and display) between drivers and control center/ dispatcher, in-vehicle timetable deviation display.  Synchronous (BISYNC) communication with the control center.  In-vehicle radio station control.  Voice communications control.

 

Project:
Digital Mobile Spread Spectrum Frequency-Hopping Radio Communication System

Client & Year:
Yugoslav Army, 1987 – 1992

Task:
Requirements definitions, system specification, firmware design & development, hardware design & development, from concept to prototype

Environment:
Zilog Z-80, HP multi-user development system 9000/300 (C compiler & assembler HP, emulator HP)

Features:
Secure digital mobile-spread spectrum frequency-hopping voice and data military radio-communication system

Kernels:
Custom made, multitasking, real-time, cooperative

Supported Functionality – Radio Access Station Control Console:
Function key driven user interface with variety of system controls and monitored signals.  480 x 640 pixel graphic LCD and standard 101-key keyboard support.  Data (via text editor) and voice operator communication support.  Sync (BISYNC) communication with the base station. Digital voice coding.

Supported Functionality – Radio Telephone:
Asynchronous communication with the radio control processor.  Synchronous (BISYNC) communication with the base station.  Data error detection and correction.  User interface via LCD, indicator LEDs and keypad with variety of controls and warnings.  Digital voice coding.

 

Project:
Remote Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) for Water Plants and Reservoirs

Client & Year:
City of Belgrade, City of Subotica, Yugoslavia, 1989 – 1991

Task:
System specification, control center software design & development,, remote unit hardware and firmware design & development from concept to production, system installation and commissioning

Environment:
Control center: PC MS-DOS, Microsoft C compiler & assembler
Remote unit: Zilog Z-80 processor and assembler

Features:
System for automatic operation, remote control and monitoring of water plants and reservoirs via UHF radio

Kernels:
Custom made, multitasking, real-time, cooperative

Supported Functionality – Control Center:
Remote monitoring, control, data acquisition and display of various control parameters and alarm states in remote water plants and reservoirs (capacity of 100 remote control objects).  Data communications with remote units via UHF radio links.  Voice communications control.  Base radio station control.

Supported Functionality – Remote Control and Data Acquisition Unit:
Large number of analog and digital inputs/outputs for monitoring and processing of water level, pressure, flow and water pump temperature.  Security and power supply monitoring.  Water pump control.  Synchronous (BISYNC) communication channel for time constrained voice and data.