DOI: 10.17586/2226-1494-2015-15-4-551-567


A METHODOLOGY FOR DESIGN SPACE EXPLORATION OF REAL-TIME LOCATION SYSTEMS

D. A. Kirov, R. Passerone, A. A. Ozhiganov


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For citation: Kirov D.A., Passerone R., Ozhiganov A.A. A methodology for design space exploration of real-time location systems. Scientific and Technical Journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, 2015, vol. 15, no. 4. pp. 551–567 (in English)

Abstract
Scope of Research. This paper deals with the problem of design space exploration for a particular class of networked embedded systems called Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS). Methods. The paper contains a clear and detailed plan of anongoing research and could be considered as a review, a vision and a statement of objectives. Analytical and formal methods, simulation and automated verification will be involved in the research. Main Results. Analysis of the state of the art (current design flow, existing simulation tools and verification techniques) has revealed several limitations for performing efficientdesign space exploration of RTLS, especially for safety-critical applications. The review part of the paper also contains a clear problem statement. The main outcome of this research is the proposed vision of a novel methodology for determining the best-suited technology and its configuration from the space of potential solutions. In particular, it is planned to extend an existing simulation framework and apply automated verification techniques. The latter will be used for checking simulation results and also for exploring different system configuration alternatives, that is, to optimize the design, which is a novel approach. A case study for validating the methodology is also proposed. Practical Significance. The proposed methodology will highly increase the breadth of design space exploration of RTLS as well as the confidence on taken design decisions. It will also contribute to optimizing the design.

Keywords: design space exploration, localization, positioning, real-time location systems, RTLS, simulation, automated verification, statistical model checking, networked embedded systems, embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, CPS.

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