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Designing real-time embedded controllers using the anytime computing paradigm

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5 Author(s)
Quagli, A. ; Interdept. Res. Center Enrico Piaggio, Univ. of Pisa, Pisa, Italy ; Fontanelli, D. ; Greco, L. ; Palopoli, L.
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In this paper we present a methodology for designing embedded controllers with a variable accuracy. The adopted paradigm is the so called any-time control, which derives from the computing paradigm known as "imprecise computation". The most relevant contributions of the paper are a procedure for designing an incremental control law, whose different pieces cater for increasingly aggressive control requirements, and a modelling technique for the execution platform that allows us to design provably correct switching policies for the controllers. The methodology is validated by both simulations and experimental results.

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Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation, 2009. ETFA 2009. IEEE Conference on

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22-25 Sept. 2009