Currently, computer-based control systems are still being implemented using the same techniques as 10 years ago. The purpose of this project is the development of a design framework, consisting of tools and libraries, which allows the designer to build high reliable heterogeneous real-time embedded systems in a very short time at a fraction of the present day costs. The ultimate focus of current research is on transformation control laws to efficient concurrent algorithms, with concerns about important non-functional real-time control systems demands, such as fault-tolerance, safety, reliability, etc. The approach is based on software implementation of CSP process algebra, in a modern way (pure objectoriented design in Java). Furthermore, it is intended that the tool will support the desirable system-engineering stepwise refinement design approach, relying on past research achievements ¿ the mechatronics design trajectory based on the building-blocks approach, covering all complex (mechatronics) engineering phases: physical system modeling, control law design, embedded control system implementation and real-life realization. Therefore, we expect that this project will result in an adequate tool, with results applicable in a wide range of target hardware platforms, based on common (off-theshelf) distributed heterogeneous (cheap) processing units.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings Progress 2001 Workshop|
|Place of Publication||Veldhoven, The Netherlands|
|Number of pages||6|
|ISBN (Print)||90 73461 26|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Oct 2001|
|Event||2nd PROGRESS Workshop on Embedded Systems 2001 - Veldhoven, Netherlands|
Duration: 18 Oct 2001 → 18 Oct 2001
Conference number: 2
|Publisher||STW Technology Foundation|
|Workshop||2nd PROGRESS Workshop on Embedded Systems 2001|
|Period||18/10/01 → 18/10/01|
Jovanovic, D. S., Hilderink, G. H., & Broenink, J. F. (2001). Integrated Design Tools for Embedded Control Systems. In F. Karelse (Ed.), Proceedings Progress 2001 Workshop (pp. 121-126). Veldhoven, The Netherlands: STW.