Ivery Prangishvili Laboratory 31
Laboratory 31 was founded in 1964 under the guidance of Doctor of Sciences (Eng.), Member of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, Professor Ivery Prangishvili who led it from 1964 to February 2006.
Ivery Varlamovich Prangisvili was an outstanding researcher in the field of theory and development of the processes and systems of control, informatics, and computer engineering. In 1959 Ivery Varlamovich defended the candidate thesis in engineering. He developed a remote control unit that was required in a number of applications. This unit was based on a new philosophy and novel hardware. The Tank Department of the USSR Defense Ministry took special interest in using it for control of the targets at the tank firing grounds.
In 1969 Ivery Varlamovich defended the doctoral thesis «Principle Underlying Design of Homogeneous Structures for Logical and Computing Devices." In 1970 he was nominated the Deputy Director for Science and in 1987 was approved as the Institute Director.
At the same time,
Design of a basically new control system for the upper level of NPS was assigned to the Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences under the general leadership of the Institute’s Director I.
Developed were the mathematical apparatus to create program systems based on the fuzzy logic, ABIS programming language, programs for rule generation from the data of modeling complex processes, and fuzzy knowledge bases for qualitative modeling. A number of new information technologies applicable in various fields including the
The studies enabled design of the NPS process control system with the integrating part, the
In his last years Ivery Varlamovich Prangisvili was engaged in the studies of the system approach to control and identification of the systemic regularities in the natural and social systems. Origination of the conflict and crisis situations in the social control systems was determined, and the means to alleviate them were studied. At the same time, developed was a procedure to estimate complexity of various control systems, ecologization of science and anthropogenic systems. A number of restrictive regularities were proposed to increase control efficiency and minimize the probability of critical situations.
Doctor Alexei Grigor’evich Poletykin heads the laboratory from the
The laboratory is vectored to developing new methods of modeling, facilities to design and control the distributed control systems, design of new structures and network information technologies for process control including the nuclear industry, stationary and moving marine plants, systems for monitoring and registration of the power plant and environmental parameters.
The «Operator» system was developed on the basis of new information technologies for monitoring, control, and diagnosis. It includes the operating system, SCADA system, CAD, and some software systems for development, introduction, training, and support of the complex distributed information and computer systems. At all stages of designing the control system, the emphasis is laid on the criterion for safety of the NPS plants and use of all kinds of control such as the traditional control, control of designs, and operational control. The scientific results of these studies are embodied in the existing designs of NPS control systems.
The major part of the software systems was certified and is permitted for use in the
The studies support a complex approach to the
The laboratory participates in the grants of the Russian Foundation for Fundamental Studies, programs of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and numerous contracts including the contracts for design of the control systems for foreign NPS’s.
Currently the laboratory works along the following lines of research. Development of the concept, principles of design, methods, and algorithms for a new class of highly reliable, cyberstable
Development of the theory and methods of automated design of the distributed data processing systems for control of hazardous plants. Much attention is paid to the development of the methodology of the informational (cyber) safety of the digital control systems of the power industry. (
Development and study of the methods of analysis of the characteristics of the deterministic queuing systems with the aim of determining the limiting time characteristics for the NPS process control systems. (
Study and development of the optimal methods of firmware realization of the
Development of the Cloud computing methodology for informational support of the development control of
Сontrol in the global computer media in mathematically uniform field of computer information. The concepts, methods, and principles of constructing the facilities for structurally intact and functionally complete
Development of the fundamentals and methods of providing cybersafety of the distributed calculation systems and
Development of the
The laboratory is actively engaged in organization and holding of the scientific seminars, workshops, and conferences. The workshop «Multiprocessor Computer Systems. Homogeneous Structures» organized by the laboratory was held in the course of several years. The laboratory is among the organizers of international conferences such as «Control of Development of the