Adaptivity in Professional Printing Systems
There is a constant pressure on developers of embedded systems to simultaneously increase system functionality and to decrease development costs. Aviable way to obtain a better system performance with the same physical hardware is adaptivity: a system should be able to adapt itself to dynamically changing circumstances. The development of adaptive embedded systems has been the topic of the Octopus project, an industry-as-laboratory project of the Embedded Systems Institute, with the professional printer domain of Océ-Technologies B.V.as an industrial carrier. The project has resulted in techniques and tools for model-based development of adaptive embedded systems including component-level and system-level control strategies, system architecting tools, and automatic generation of system software. This introductory chapter presents the Octopus project and provides a reading guide for this book, which presents the results of the Octopus project.
KeywordsEmbed System Model Predictive Control Product Family Hardware Platform Customer Expectation
This work has been carried out as part of the Octopus project with Océ-Technologies B.V. under the responsibility of the Embedded Systems Institute. This project is partially supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture, and Innovation under the BSIK program.
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