A Map-Reduce Parallel Approach to Automatic Synthesis of Control Software

Provided by: Cornell University
Topic: Software
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Many Control Systems are indeed Software Based Control Systems, i.e. control systems whose controller consists of control software running on a microcontroller device. This motivates investigation on Formal Model Based Design approaches for automatic synthesis of control software. Available algorithms and tools (e.g., QKS) may require weeks or even months of computation to synthesize control software for large-size systems. This motivates search for parallel algorithms for control software synthesis. In this paper, the authors present a map-reduce style parallel algorithm for control software synthesis when the controlled system (plant) is modeled as discrete time linear hybrid system. Furthermore, they present an MPI-based implementation PQKS of their algorithm. To the best of their knowledge, this is the first parallel approach for control software synthesis.

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