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What is The Embedded Control System

Handbook of Research on Industrial Informatics and Manufacturing Intelligence: Innovations and Solutions
It ensures that the controlled physical plant is working as well as it is expected (i.e. the real behavior of the physical plant is as it is required in the specification).
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Functional Safety of Distributed Embedded Control Systems
Atef Gharbi (INSAT, Tunisia), Hamza Gharsellaoui (INSAT, Tunisia), Mohamed Khalgui (Xidian University, China), and Samir Ben Ahmed (INSAT, Tunisia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0294-6.ch006
This chapter deals with the functional safety of distributed embedded control systems following the component-based approach. The authors define a new concept of components called “Control Component” (CC) to cover all of the used technologies in industry. To guarantee the functional safety of distributed control software components, the authors define an agent-based architecture where an intelligent software agent is deployed in a device of the execution environment in order to apply local reconfiguration scenarios, and a coordination agent is used for inter-devices coordination in order to allow coherent reconfigurations.
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