A conceptual framework for the design of complex automation systems

Rauno Heinonen, Jukka Ranta, Björn Wahlström

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    Design methods and design tools have a crucial role in guaranteeing the quality of automation systems and man-machine interfaces. The abstract and often informal data that is generated during the early phases of the system design should be documented so that it can be easily used in later phases of the design work and also during plant operation. The System Modeling Language (SML) is one way to achieve this goal. The SML with its database system gives users the possibility to manipulate the complex data structures which are needed during the requirement analysis and functional specification phases of the design. The framework created by the formalism helps users to describe plant on different abstraction levels and also from different views. Also the goals and requirements of the plant can be managed more easily when they are stored into these descriptions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication9th IFAC World Congress
    Subtitle of host publicationA Bridge Between Control Science and Technology
    PublisherPergamon Press
    Publication statusPublished - 1984
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event9th IFAC World Congress: A Bridge Between Control Science and Technology - Budapest, Hungary
    Duration: 2 Jul 19846 Jul 1984

    Publication series

    SeriesIFAC Proceedings Volumes


    Conference9th IFAC World Congress


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