Embedded Control Systems are growing in complexity with the increased use of electronics and software in high-integrity applications for aerospace and automotive domains. In these domains, they provide for enhanced safety, automation and comfort.

Such embedded control systems are distributed, fault-tolerant, real-time systems with hybrid (discrete and continuous) behaviour. Furthermore, many of the control functions, such as by-wire controls, have stringent quality and high-integrity requirements.

ALAN TAUB, VP GLOBAL R&D, GM
GM Symposium Jan 2007, Bangalore, India

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Extending Model-based Design to Systems and Systems-of-Systems

Embedded Systems Technology (EST) has developed a world first scalable, multi-core, distributed system modelling, simulation, measurement and analysis platform – the ESSE Systems Engineering Workbench – which is capable of accurate modelling and high performance simulation of distributed real-time systems, and systems-of-systems.

These systems and systems-of-systems may involve vehicle control, traffic control, communications and detection systems, and large numbers of vehicles each operated by models of drivers in controlled traffic. Vehicles may be combinations of models of mobile, controllable entities, such as, automobiles, aircraft, aeronautical vessels, and military equipment.

The target industries addressed by the ESSE modelling and simulation technologies and optimization methodologies are those at the forefront of building simple subsystems – for instance, a controller managing a physical plant model (e.g. an engine in a vehicle); and complex, next-generation, large-scale, real-time embedded control systems and systems-of-systems, such as Transport, Communications and the Industry-Military complex.

ESSE Technology - Wins on Every Metric

Increase Quality, Safety and Productivity - Reduce Cost and Time To Market

When EST’s technologies and methodologies are integrated into the engineering process of these target industries the results are greatly increased quality, safety and productivity, reduced cost and shorter time to market.

In such highly competitive markets, these factors enable lean and efficient engineering to be a strategic tool in building sustainable, profitable and globally competitive enterprises

The pages in this Technology section highlight EST's technologies, methodologies and processes for efficiently engineering large-scale, safe, reliable and optimized networks of distributed control systems – all enabled by the ultra-high performance distributed simulation technology.

Our technologies are foundationally different from other simulation and modeling technologies; but they required the 20+ years of deep insight and technological innovation, together with extensive empirical experimentation, to take the step into this new realm of heterogeneous models, simulators, tools, and markets that landmark systems and systems-of-systems.