Real-Time Systems Engineering and Applications: Engineering and Applications

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Real-Time Systems Engineering and Applications is a well-structured collection of chapters pertaining to present and future developments in real-time systems engineering. After an overview of real-time processing, theoretical foundations are presented. The book then introduces useful modeling concepts and tools. This is followed by concentration on the more practical aspects of real-time engineering with a thorough overview of the present state of the art, both in hardware and software, including related concepts...

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Overview

Real-Time Systems Engineering and Applications is a well-structured collection of chapters pertaining to present and future developments in real-time systems engineering. After an overview of real-time processing, theoretical foundations are presented. The book then introduces useful modeling concepts and tools. This is followed by concentration on the more practical aspects of real-time engineering with a thorough overview of the present state of the art, both in hardware and software, including related concepts in robotics. Examples are given of novel real-time applications which illustrate the present state of the art. The book concludes with a focus on future developments, giving direction for new research activities and an educational curriculum covering the subject.
This book can be used as a source for academic and industrial researchers as well as a textbook for computing and engineering courses covering the topic of real-time systems engineering.

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A structured collection of contributed chapters pertaining to present and future developments in real-time systems engineering, of use as a source book for academic and industry researchers as well as a textbook for computing and engineering courses. Following an overview of real-time processing are sections addressing theoretical foundations, models and tools, practical considerations, examples for applications, and future developments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
Foreword
Preface
I Introduction
1 The Origins of Real-Time Processing 1
II Theoretical Foundations
2 The Concept of Time in the Specification of Real-Time Systems 11
3 Language-Independent Schedulability Analysis of Real-Time Programs 41
III Models and Tools
4 Which Theory Matches Automation Engineering? Petri-Nets as a Formal Basis 93
5 Requirements Engineering for Real-Time and Embedded Systems 123
IV Practical Considerations
6 Real-Time Programming Languages 141
7 Comparison of Synchronization Concepts: A Dissenting View 201
8 Real-Time Database Systems 221
9 Microprocessor Architectures: A Basis for Real-Time Systems 233
10 Buses in Real-Time Environments 255
11 Distributed Systems for Real-Time Applications Using Manufacturing Automation as an Example 277
12 Robot Programming 303
V Examples for Applications
13 Real-Time Data Processing of the Sensory Data of a Multi-Fingered Dextrous Robot Hand 343
14 Fly-By-Wire Systems for Military High Performance Aircraft 369
VI Future Developments
15 Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Real-Time Processing 397
16 Recommendations for a Real-Time Systems Curriculum 419
Glossary 435
Index 439
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