Using Adaptable Design to Classify Interactions Within a Distributed Control Architecture
In this paper we apply Adaptable Design (AD) theory to the problem of fault monitoring and recovery in real-time distributed control systems. The approach draws on the close match between the functional architecture of a modular mechanical design and the functional architecture of distributed mechatronic systems and is based on the classification of interactions between the modules in these systems. The results of this work show that AD theory is applicable to fault monitoring and recovery in real-time distributed control and also has the potential for broader applications in the design of distributed mechatronic systems.
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