Abstract

"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.

Advisor(s)

McMillin, Bruce M.

Committee Member(s)

Tauritz, Daniel R.
Crow, Mariesa

Department(s)

Computer Science

Degree Name

M.S. in Computer Science

Sponsor(s)

Sandia Laboratories

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2007

Pagination

viii, 41 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaf 79).

Rights

© 2007 Ryan C. Underwood, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer simulation
Flexible AC transmission systems
Open source software
Prototypes, Engineering -- Computer simulation
Real-time data processing

Thesis Number

T 9288

Print OCLC #

234425106

Electronic OCLC #

192021613

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