1st Edition

Real-Time Simulation Technologies: Principles, Methodologies, and Applications

Edited By Katalin Popovici, Pieter Mosterman Copyright 2013
    660 Pages 295 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    660 Pages 295 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Real-Time Simulation Technologies: Principles, Methodologies, and Applications is an edited compilation of work that explores fundamental concepts and basic techniques of real-time simulation for complex and diverse systems across a broad spectrum. Useful for both new entrants and experienced experts in the field, this book integrates coverage of detailed theory, acclaimed methodological approaches, entrenched technologies, and high-value applications of real-time simulation—all from the unique perspectives of renowned international contributors.

    Because it offers an accurate and otherwise unattainable assessment of how a system will behave over a particular time frame, real-time simulation is increasingly critical to the optimization of dynamic processes and adaptive systems in a variety of enterprises. These range in scope from the maintenance of the national power grid, to space exploration, to the development of virtual reality programs and cyber-physical systems. This book outlines how, for these and other undertakings, engineers must assimilate real-time data with computational tools for rapid decision making under uncertainty.

    Clarifying the central concepts behind real-time simulation tools and techniques, this one-of-a-kind resource:

    • Discusses the state of the art, important challenges, and high-impact developments in simulation technologies
    • Provides a basis for the study of real-time simulation as a fundamental and foundational technology
    • Helps readers develop and refine principles that are applicable across a wide variety of application domains

    As science moves toward more advanced technologies, unconventional design approaches, and unproven regions of the design space, simulation tools are increasingly critical to successful design and operation of technical systems in a growing number of application domains. This must-have resource presents detailed coverage of real-time simulation for system design, parallel and distributed simulations, industry tools, and a large set of applications.

    Section I: Basic Simulation Technologies and Fundamentals

    Real-Time Simulation Using Hybrid Models, R. Crosbie

    Formalized Approach for the Design of Real-Time Distributed Computer Systems, M. Zhang, B. Zeigler, and X. Hu

    Principles of DEVS Model Verification for Real-Time Embedded Applications, H. Saadawi, G.A. Wainer, and M. Moallemi

    Optimizing Discrete Modeling and Simulation for Real-Time Constraints with Metaprogramming, L. Touraille, J. Caux, and D. Hill

    Modeling with UML and Its Real-Time Profiles, E. Farcas, I.H. Krüger, and M. Menarini

    Modeling and Simulation of Timing Behavior with the Timing Definition Language, J. Templ, A. Naderlinger, P. Derler, P. Hintenaus, W. Pree, and S. Resmerita

    Section II: Real-Time Simulation for System Design

    Progressive Simulation-Based Design for Networked Real-Time Embedded Systems, X. Hu and E. Azarnasab

    Validator Tool Suite: Filling the Gap between Conventional Software-in-the-Loop and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Environments, S. Resmerita, P. Derler, W. Pree, and K. Butts

    Modern Methodology of Electric System Design Using Rapid-Control Prototyping and Hardware-in-the-Loop, J. Bélanger and C. Dufour

    Modeling Multiprocessor Real-Time Systems at Transaction Level, G. Beltrame, G.Nicolescu, and L. Fossati

    Service-Based Simulation Framework for Performance Estimation of Embedded Systems, A. Sejer Tranberg-Hansen and J. Madsen

    Consistency Management of UML Models, E. Farcas, I.H. Krüger, and M. Menarini


    Section III: Parallel and Distributed Real-Time Simulation

    Interactive Flight Control System Development and Validation with Real-Time Simulation, H.H. T. Liu

    Test Bed for Evaluation of Power Grid Cyber-Infrastructure, D.C. Bergman and D.M. Nicol

    System Approach to Simulations for Training: Instruction, Technology, and Process Engineering, S.Schatz, D. Nicholson, and R. Dolletski

    Concurrent Simulation for Online Optimization of Discrete Event Systems, C.G. Cassandras and C.G. Panayiotou


    Section IV: Tools and Applications

    Toward Accurate Simulation of Large-Scale Systems via Time Dilation, J. Edmondson and D.C. Schmidt

    Simulation for Operator Training in Production Machinery, G. Rath

    Real-Time Simulation Platform for Controller Design, Test, and Redesign, S. Şahin, Y. İşler, and C. Güzeliş

    Automotive Real-Time Simulation: Modeling and Applications, J. Scharpf, R. Höpler, and J. Hillyard

    Specification and Simulation of Automotive Functionality Using AUTOSAR, M. Di Natale

    Modelica as a Platform for Real-Time Simulation, J.J. Batteh, M.M. Tiller, and D. Winkler

    Real-Time Simulation of Physical Systems Using Simscape™, S. Miller and J. Wendlandt

    Systematic Derivation of Hybrid System Models for Hydraulic Systems, J. Hodgson, R. Hyde, and S. Sharma


    Katalin Popovici received her engineer degree in computer science from the University of Oradea, Romania, in 2004 and her Ph.D in micro- and nanoelectronics from Grenoble Institute of Technology, France, in 2008. Between 2005 and 2008, she was a member of the SHAPES (Scalable Software Hardware Computing Architecture Platform for Embedded Systems) European research project, where she worked on hardware–software co-design. Currently, she is a senior software engineer at MathWorks in Natick, Massachusetts, where she works on partitioning and mapping capabilities from Simulink® models to embedded and real-time systems, with focus on code generation for multicore and heterogeneous architectures.

    Pieter J. Mosterman is a senior research scientist at MathWorks in Natick, Massachusetts, where he works on design automation technologies. He also holds an adjunct professor position in the School of Computer Science at McGill University. Prior to this, he was a research associate at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen. He received his Ph.D in electrical and computer engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and his MSc in electrical engineering from the University of Twente, The Netherlands. His primary research interests include computer automated multiparadigm modeling with principal applications in design automation, training systems, and fault detection, isolation, and reconfiguration.