A structured approach to embedded control systems implementation

Jan F. Broenink*, Gerald H. Hilderink

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The method presented here, aims at supporting the development of control software for embedded control systems. The method considers the implementation process as a stepwise refinement from physical system models and control laws to efficient control computer code, and that all phases are verified by simulation. Simulation is also used as verification tool during physical-system modeling and control law development. Data flow diagrams are used to describe the control software throughout the whole implementation process. Since we aim at heterogeneous distributed processors as target hardware, we use a link driver library based on the CSP channel concept. Communication peculiarities are encapsulated by the link drivers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (CCA'01)
EditorsM.W. Spong, D. Repperger, J.M.I. Zannatha
Place of PublicationMexico City, Mexico
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-7803-6733-2
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2002
EventIEEE International Conference on Control Applications, CCA 2001 - Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 7 Sept 20017 Sept 2001

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ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Control Applications, CCA 2001
Abbreviated titleCCA 2001
CityMexico City


  • Embedded control systems
  • Multiparadigm modeling
  • Software implementation
  • 2023 OA procedure


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