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Title: Bridging the gaps in a model-based system engineering workflow by encompassing hardware-in-the-loop simulation
Authors: Kalawsky, Roy S.
O'Brien, John T.
Chong, Seng
Wong, ChiBiu
Jia, Haibo
Pan, Hongtao
Moore, Philip R.
Keywords: Hardware-in-the loop (HIL) simulation
Model based design
Model-based system engineering (MBSE)
Model driven architecture (MDA)
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: KALAWSKY, R.S., 2013. Bridging the gaps in a model-based system engineering workflow by encompassing hardware-in-the-loop simulation. IEEE Systems Journal, 7(4), pp.593-605.
Abstract: This paper discusses how gaps in a model-based system engineering (MBSE) workflow can be bridged through the use of special model transformation tools. The goal is to create an integrated workflow tool chain to facilitate integration of various subsystems and verification of the overall system performance to meet a set of desired system requirements. This paper describes an implementation in a model-based representation that encompasses real system hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) components to verify the effectiveness and capability of the development platform. Discussion is provided on the developed model transformation processes that make this possible and is explained through the application of our approach to the development of subsystems for a vehicle system. The key contributions of research include: 1) identification of a suitable model-based systems design methodology and toolset (based on IBM Rhapsody/Mathworks Simulink combination) to include HIL for system verification; 2) design and development of model transformation tools to facilitate bidirectional transformation of an IBM Rhapsody model to a Simulink model; and 3) successful mapping between platform independent models and platform-specific models involving HIL. The research outcomes show particularly promising results that are anticipated to benefit the MBSE community.
Description: Closed access. This article was published in the IEEE Systems Journal [© IEEE] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSYST.2012.2230995 Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works.
Sponsor: This work was supported in part by Transport iNet, East Midlands Innovation (eminnovation.org.uk) of the East Midlands Development Agency. The Transport iNet is partially financed by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2012.2230995
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13179
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSYST.2012.2230995
ISSN: 1932-8184
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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