SENSE: Abstraction-Based Synthesis of Networked Control Systems

Mahmoud Khaled
(Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany)
Matthias Rungger
(Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany)
Majid Zamani
(Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany)

While many studies and tools target the basic stabilizability problem of networked control systems (NCS), nowadays modern systems require more sophisticated objectives such as those expressed as formulae in linear temporal logic or as automata on infinite strings. One general technique to achieve this is based on so-called symbolic models, where complex systems are approximated by finite abstractions, and then, correct-by-construction controllers are automatically synthesized for them. We present tool SENSE for the construction of finite abstractions for NCS and the automated synthesis of controllers. Constructed controllers enforce complex specifications over plants in NCS by taking into account several non-idealities of the communication channels.

Given a symbolic model of the plant and network parameters, SENSE can efficiently construct a symbolic model of the NCS, by employing operations on binary decision diagrams (BDDs). Then, it synthesizes symbolic controllers satisfying a class of specifications. It has interfaces for the simulation and the visualization of the resulting closed-loop systems using OMNETPP and MATLAB. Additionally, SENSE can generate ready-to-implement VHDL/Verilog or C/C++ codes from the synthesized controllers.

In Simon Bliudze and Saddek Bensalem: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Methods and Tools for Rigorous System Design (MeTRiD 2018), Thessaloniki, Greece, 15th April 2018, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 272, pp. 65–78.
Published: 25th June 2018.

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