Integrated Design Tools for Embedded Control Systems

D.S. Jovanovic, G.H. Hilderink, Johannes F. Broenink

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings Progress 2001 Workshop
    EditorsF. Karelse
    Place of PublicationVeldhoven, The Netherlands
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)90 73461 26
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2001
    Event2nd PROGRESS Workshop on Embedded Systems 2001 - Veldhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 18 Oct 200118 Oct 2001
    Conference number: 2

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    PublisherSTW Technology Foundation


    Workshop2nd PROGRESS Workshop on Embedded Systems 2001
    Abbreviated titlePROGRESS


    • METIS-201048
    • IR-42318

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    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.