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Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on (2013)
Delft, Netherlands Netherlands
Oct. 30, 2013 to Nov. 1, 2013
ISSN: 1550-6525
pp: 55-62
This work describes a framework for distributed simulation of cyber-physical systems (CPS). Modern CPS comprise large numbers of heterogeneous components, typically designed in very different tools and languages that are not or not easily compose able. Evaluating such large systems requires tools that integrate all components in a systematic, well-defined manner. This work leverages existing frameworks to facilitate the integration offers validation by simulation. A framework for distributed simulation is the IEEE High-Level Architecture (HLA) compliant tool CERTI, which provides the infrastructure for co-simulation of models in various simulation environments as well as hardware components. We use CERTI in combination with Ptolemy II, an environment for modeling and simulating heterogeneous systems. In particular, we focus on models of a CPS, including the physical dynamics of a plant, the software that controls the plant, and the network that enables the communication between controllers. We describe the Ptolemy extensions for the interaction with HLA and demonstrate the approach on a flight control system simulation.
discrete-event, dsitributed simulation, hla, certi, ptolemy

G. Lasnier, J. Cardoso, P. Siron, C. Pagetti and P. Derler, "Distributed Simulation of Heterogeneous and Real-Time Systems," 2013 IEEE/ACM 17th International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT), Delft, Netherlands, 2013, pp. 55-62.
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