supervisory computer

supervisory computer

[¦sü·pər¦vīz·ə·rē kəm′pyüd·ər]
(computer science)
A minicomputer which accepts test results from satellite minicomputers, transmits new programs to the satellite minicomputers, and may further communicate with a larger computer.
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driverless, FrontRunner-equipped 930E-ATs are each equipped with vehicle controllers, GPS, an obstacle detection system, and a wireless network system operated and controlled by a supervisory computer.
The Flow Computers, Supervisory Computer and SCADA System Shall Be Upgraded to Meet the Fiscal Metering of Naphtha Loading
Features include cold start inhibit, high and high-high alarms for each pressure point, recipe creation and storage, and a provision for system networking to a supervisory computer via Ethernet LAN.
The vehicles receive directions from a supervisory computer that controls and monitors movement of AGVs and communicates with existing programmable logic controllers (PLC) and warehouse management systems to facilitate movement of finished product.
It can be used as a high-integrity, stand-alone flow computer or as a building block for integration into a supervisory computer control system.
The required networks must be based on industrial standards for hardware and protocols, in order to ensure communication between the individual control sub-systems and the supervisory computer of the baggage conveying system.
Occupation: Supervisory computer specialist, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Point Mugu
Functions of this supervisory computer may include combinations or individual plant factors such as:
Star-Kist's system consists of local controllers with operator interface panels at each retort, networked to a central supervisory computer, which is a DOS-based desktop PC.
Moore, supervisory computer specialist, says before ISDN the only way her staff could use the printer they wanted was via "Sneakernet,"--walking a disk over to fellow worker Penman's office and tying up his PC while the printer completed their jobs.
THPC has absorbed the expertise Toshiba has built up through decades of experiences by establishing dedicated team to handle different aspects such as the management of major projects, the design of various subsidiary systems including Control & Supervisory Computer System, and the commissioning tests in the pumped storage plant.
The EXG central supervisory computer and operator station supervises and controls PCC blenders, Gravitrol systems, loading systems, and ASR Automatic Scrap Recovery systems.
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