Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) is a generic name for a control system architecture comprising computers networked data communications and graphical user interfaces(GUI) for high-level process supervisory management, while also comprising other peripheral devices like programmable logic controller (PLC) and discrete Proportional Integral Differentiator (PID) controllers to interface with process plant or machinery.

Related Term: Industrial Control System

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Source: NCSD Glossary, CNSSI 4009

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