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Java Simulations of Embedded Control Systems
Department of Computer Science and Automatic Control, UNED, Juan del Rosal 16, Madrid 28040, Spain
Department of Automatic Control , Lund University, Box 118, Lund SE-221 00, Sweden
Department of Mathematics, Murcia University, Murcia 30071, Spain
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Received: 1 July 2010; in revised form: 26 August 2010 / Accepted: 26 August 2010 / Published: 15 September 2010
Abstract: This paper introduces a new Open Source Java library suited for the simulation of embedded control systems. The library is based on the ideas and architecture of TrueTime, a toolbox of Matlab devoted to this topic, and allows Java programmers to simulate the performance of control processes which run in a real time environment. Such simulations can improve considerably the learning and design of multitasking real-time systems. Thechoice of Java increases considerably the usability of our library, because many educators program already in this language. But also because the library can be easily used by Easy Java Simulations (EJS), a popular modeling and authoring tool that is increasingly used in the field of Control Education. EJS allows instructors, students, and researchers with less programming capabilities to create advanced interactive simulations in Java. The paper describes the ideas, implementation, and sample use of the new library both for pure Java programmers and for EJS users. The JTT library and some examples are online available on http://lab.dia.uned.es/jtt.
Keywords: control education; embedded control systems; virtual labs; TrueTime;
Easy Java Simulations
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Farias, G.; Cervin, A.; Årzén, K.-E.; Dormido, S.; Esquembre, F. Java Simulations of Embedded Control Systems. Sensors 2010, 10, 8585-8603.
Farias G, Cervin A, Årzén K-E, Dormido S, Esquembre F. Java Simulations of Embedded Control Systems. Sensors. 2010; 10(9):8585-8603.
Farias, Gonzalo; Cervin, Anton; Årzén, Karl-Erik; Dormido, Sebastián; Esquembre, Francisco. 2010. "Java Simulations of Embedded Control Systems." Sensors 10, no. 9: 8585-8603.