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Technical Report

Tools for Real-Time Control Systems Co-Design—A Survey

Dan Henriksson, Ola Redell, Jad El-Khoury, Martin Törngren, Karl-Erik Årzén

Abstract

This report presents a survey of current simulation tools in the area of integrated control and real-time systems design. Each tool is presented with a quick overview followed by a more detailed section describing comparative aspects of the tool. These aspects describe the context and purpose of the tool (scenarios, development stages, activities, and qualities/constraints being addressed) and the actual tool technology (tool architecture, inputs, outputs, modeling content, extensibility and availability).

The tools presented in the survey are the following; Jitterbug and TrueTime from the Department of Automatic Control at Lund University, Sweden, AIDA and XILO from the Department of Machine Design at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Ptolemy II from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at Berkeley, California, RTSIM from the RETIS Laboratory, Pisa, Italy, and Syndex and Orccad from INRIA, France.

The survey also briefly describes some existing commercial tools related to the area of real-time control systems.

Keywords

Simulation Tools, Real-time Control, Co-design


Technical Report ISRN LUTFD2/TFRT--7612--SE, Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden, April 2005.

 
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