Design Verification for Control Engineering

  • Richard J. Boulton
  • Hanne Gottliebsen
  • Ruth Hardy
  • Tom Kelsey
  • Ursula Martin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2999)


We introduce control engineering as a new domain of application for formal methods. We discuss design verification, drawing attention to the role played by diagrammatic evaluation criteria involving numeric plots of a design, such as Nichols and Bode plots. We show that symbolic computation and computational logic can be used to discharge these criteria and provide symbolic, automated, and very general alternatives to these standard numeric tests. We illustrate our work with reference to a standard reference model drawn from military avionics.


Control Engineer Design Requirement Theorem Prove Symbolic Computation Computer Algebra System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Boulton
    • 1
  • Hanne Gottliebsen
    • 1
  • Ruth Hardy
    • 2
  • Tom Kelsey
    • 2
  • Ursula Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.Queen Mary University of London 
  2. 2.University of St Andrews 

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