Domain-Specific Modeling of Power Aware Distributed Real-Time Embedded Systems

  • Gabor Madl
  • Nikil Dutt
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4017)


This paper provides two contributions to the research on applying domain-specific modeling languages to distributed real-time embedded (DRE) systems. First, we present the Alderis platform-independent visual language for component-based system development. Second, we demonstrate the use of the Alderis language on a helicopter autopilot DRE design. The Alderis language is based on the concept of platform-based design, and explicitly captures asynchronous event-driven component interactions as well as the underlying platform for the computation. Unlike most modeling languages, Alderis has formally defined semantics providing a way for the formal verification of dense real-time properties and energy consumption.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabor Madl
    • 1
  • Nikil Dutt
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Embedded Computer SystemsUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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