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Exploring AADL verification tool through model transformation

Hu, Kai and Zhang, Teng and Yang, Zhibin and Tsai, Wei-Tek Exploring AADL verification tool through model transformation. (2015) Journal of Systems Architecture, 61 (3-4). 141-156. ISSN 1383-7621

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sysarc.2015.02.003


Architecture Analysis and Design Language (AADL) is often used to model safety-critical real-time systems. Model transformation is widely used to extract a formal specification so that AADL models can be verified and analyzed by existing tools. Timed Abstract State Machine (TASM) is a formalism not only able to specify behavior and communication but also timing and resource aspects of the system. To verify functional and nonfunctional properties of AADL models, this paper presents a methodology for translating AADL to TASM. Our main contribution is to formally define the translation rules from an adequate subset of AADL (including thread component, port communication, behavior annex and mode change) into TASM. Based on these rules, a tool called AADL2TASM is implemented using Atlas Transformation Language (ATL). Finally, a case study from an actual data processing unit of a satellite is provided to validate the transformation and illustrate the practicality of the approach.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Journal of Systems Architecture website : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1383762115000144
HAL Id:hal-01285662
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Arizona State University - ASU (USA)
Other partners > Beihang University (CHINA)
Other partners > Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics – NUAA (CHINA)
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Deposited On:09 Mar 2016 14:35

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