HYBRID UML COMPONENTS FOR THE DESIGN OF COMPLEX SELF-OPTIMIZING MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS [chapter]

Sven Burmester, Holger Giese, Oliver Oberschelp
INFORMATICS IN CONTROL, AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS I  
Complex technical systems, such as mechatronic systems, can exploit the computational power available today to achieve an automatic improvement of the technical system performance at run-time by means of selfoptimization. To realize this vision appropriate means for the design of such systems are required. To support self-optimization it is not enough just to permit to alter some free parameters of the controllers. Furthermore, support for the modular reconfiguration of the internal structures
more » ... nternal structures of the controllers is required. Thereby it makes sense to find a representation for reconfigurable systems which includes classical, non-reconfigurable block diagrams. We therefore propose hybrid components and a related hybrid Statechart extension for the Unified Modeling Language (UML); it is to support the design of self-optimizing mechatronic systems by allowing specification of the necessary flexible reconfiguration of the system as well as of its hybrid subsystems in a modular manner.
doi:10.1007/1-4020-4543-3_34 fatcat:utoauq6xbbhctkspkifdmic6yi