"Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation is becoming a significant tool in prototyping complex, highly available systems. The HIL approach allows an engineer to build a physical system incrementally by enabling real components of the system to seamlessly interface with simulated components. It also permits testing of hardware prototypes of components that would be extremely costly to test in the deployed environment. Key issues are the ability to wrap the systems of equations (such as Partial Differential Equations) describing the deployed environment into real-time software models, provide low synchronization overhead between the hardware and software, and reduce reliance on proprietary platforms. This thesis introduces an open source HIL simulation framework that can be ported to any standard Unix-like system on any shared-memory multiprocessor computer, requires minimal operating system scheduler controls, provides a soft real-time guarantee for any constituent simulation that does likewise, enables an asynchronous user interface, and allows for an arbitrary number of secondary control components"--Abstract, page iii.
McMillin, Bruce M.
Tauritz, Daniel R.
M.S. in Computer Science
University of Missouri--Rolla
viii, 41 pages
© 2007 Ryan C. Underwood, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Flexible AC transmission systems
Open source software
Prototypes, Engineering -- Computer simulation
Real-time data processing
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Underwood, Ryan C., "An open framework for highly concurrent hardware-in-the-loop simulation" (2007). Masters Theses. 4591.