Using model-driven engineering to complement software product line engineering in developing software defined radio components and applications

Bruce Trask, Dominick Paniscotti, Angel Roman, Vikram Bhanot
2006 Companion to the 21st ACM SIGPLAN conference on Object-oriented programming systems, languages, and applications - OOPSLA '06  
This paper details the application of Software Product Lines (SPL) 16 and Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) 15 to the software defined radio domain. More specifically it is an experience report emphasizing the synergy 17 resulting from combining MDE and SPL technologies. The software defined radio domain has very unique characteristics as its systems typically are a confluence of a number of typically challenging aspects of software development. To name a few, these systems are usually described
more » ... modifiers such as, embedded, real-time, distributed, objectoriented, portable, heterogeneous, multithreaded, high performance, dynamic, resource-constrained, safety-critical, secure, networked, component based and fault-tolerant. Each one of these modifiers by themselves carries with it a set of unique challenges, but building systems characterized by all of these modifiers all at the same time makes for a daunting task in software development. In addition to all of these, it is quite common in these embedded systems for components to have multiple implementations that must run on disparate processing elements. With all of this taken into account, it stands to reason that these systems could and should benefit greatly from advances in software technology such as product line engineering, domainspecific modeling and model-driven engineering. It is our experience that one big benefit to the software development industry is the combination of the Software Product Lines and Model Driven Engineering technologies.
doi:10.1145/1176617.1176733 dblp:conf/oopsla/TraskPRB06 fatcat:toe2fcuw4vazvherdorqaowxmu