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methodology for object-oriented modeling and design of real-time, fault-tolerant systems

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1997
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Many methodologies for software modeling and design include some form of static and dynamic modeling to describe the structural and behavioral views respectively. Modeling and design of complex real-time software systems requires notations for describing concurrency, asynchronous event handling, communication between independent machines, timing properties, and accessing real time. Function-oriented structured analysis methodologies such as Ward and Mellor's SA/RT and Harel's Statecharts have provided extensions for real-time system modeling. Dynamic modeling of real time systems using object-oriented methodologies also requires extensions to the traditional state machine notations in order to convey the real time system characteristics and constraints. Shaw's Communicating Real Time State Machines (CRSM's), Harel's O-Chart notations, and the Octopus methodology provide methods for modeling real-time systems consistent with object-oriented methods. This thesis proposes an object-oriented analysis and design methodology that augments the traditional Object Modeling Technique (OMT) dynamic model with real-time extensions based on high-level parallel machines and communication notations from CRSM. An example of the proposed methodology is provided using a realistic but hypothetical example of an automated passenger train system. A design refinement step is included for fault tolerant considerations. An evaluation of the proposed methodology with its extended notations is provided.
Title: A methodology for object-oriented modeling and design of real-time, fault-tolerant systems.
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Name(s): Hancock, Debera R.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Fernandez, Eduardo B.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1997
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 94 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Many methodologies for software modeling and design include some form of static and dynamic modeling to describe the structural and behavioral views respectively. Modeling and design of complex real-time software systems requires notations for describing concurrency, asynchronous event handling, communication between independent machines, timing properties, and accessing real time. Function-oriented structured analysis methodologies such as Ward and Mellor's SA/RT and Harel's Statecharts have provided extensions for real-time system modeling. Dynamic modeling of real time systems using object-oriented methodologies also requires extensions to the traditional state machine notations in order to convey the real time system characteristics and constraints. Shaw's Communicating Real Time State Machines (CRSM's), Harel's O-Chart notations, and the Octopus methodology provide methods for modeling real-time systems consistent with object-oriented methods. This thesis proposes an object-oriented analysis and design methodology that augments the traditional Object Modeling Technique (OMT) dynamic model with real-time extensions based on high-level parallel machines and communication notations from CRSM. An example of the proposed methodology is provided using a realistic but hypothetical example of an automated passenger train system. A design refinement step is included for fault tolerant considerations. An evaluation of the proposed methodology with its extended notations is provided.
Identifier: 9780591333985 (isbn), 15405 (digitool), FADT15405 (IID), fau:12172 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1997.
Subject(s): Object-oriented methods (Computer science)
Fault-tolerant computing
Real-time programming
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