A structuring mechanism for embedded control systems using co-modelling and co-simulation

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    Abstract

    In most embedded control system (ECS) designs, multiple engineering disciplines and various domain-specific models are involved, such as embedded software models in discrete-event (DE) domain and dynamic plant model in continuous-time (CT) domain. In this paper, we advocate collaborative modelling and co-simulation to verify different aspects of the system as a whole before implementation. This paper proposes a development approach and structuring mechanism for CT-intensive ECS designs using co-modelling and co-simulation techniques. Based on this approach, an integrated co-model can be developed and refined using different domain-specific languages and tools. Influences from one domain to the other can be simulated via co-simulation and analysed in both perspectives. Our structuring and development process has been applied to a mobile robot using this co-simulation technique. We have experienced that structuring the co-modelling process allows us to produce co-models an co-simulations effectively. Future work is on checking for model inconsistencies during collaboration, and provide approaches to deal with this.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, SIMULTECH 2012
    Place of PublicationPortugal
    PublisherSCITEPRESS
    Pages131-136
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-989-8565-20-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2012
    Event2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, SIMULTECH 2012 - Rome, Italy
    Duration: 28 Jul 201231 Jul 2012
    Conference number: 2
    http://www.simultech.org/?y=2012

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherSciTePress

    Conference

    Conference2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, SIMULTECH 2012
    Abbreviated titleSIMULTECH
    CountryItaly
    CityRome
    Period28/07/1231/07/12
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • METIS-296104
    • Co-simulation
    • IR-81923
    • EWI-22344
    • Model structuring
    • Collaborative modelling
    • Embedded control system

    Cite this

    Zhang, X. C., & Broenink, J. F. (2012). A structuring mechanism for embedded control systems using co-modelling and co-simulation. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, SIMULTECH 2012 (pp. 131-136). Portugal: SCITEPRESS. https://doi.org/10.5220/0004059801310136