Software Tools

MUSTER tool (in collaboration with the University of Technology of Sydney)

A collaborative engineering approach for requirement elicitation was studied. Tacit knowledge and social acceptance in terms of requirements was studied. A tool (MUSTER) including a requirement elicitation method was developed. There was an extension for business assessment and the development of a collaborative structure  (AIRBUS, ASTRIUM, PSA), with the University of Technology of Sydney. A joint dissertation conducted with the University of Technology of Sydney (Chad Coulin, September 25, 2007) opened new opportunities in the field.

ESA/PN TOOL

Based on the search for critical scenario algorithm that we developed, the ESA/PN tool allows the modeling of a hybrid system thanks to temporal or differential-predicate-transition Petri Nets. It is interfaced to the TINA PNs analysis tool, developed at LAAS. For a given feared state, ESA/PN provides  all the critical minimal scenarios as partial order graphs. The tool is available for the scientific community on the LAAS browser (www.laas.fr/ESA).


Translation tool from Petri Nets into VHDL-AMS

This translation tool allows automatic generation of differential-predicate-transition Petri Nets in a VHDL-AMS description. From the Petri Nets textual description, the translation tool execution generates automatically the corresponding VHDL-AMS code. The resulting VHDL-AMS code can be directly compiled and simulated with a simulation tool. 

HiLeS tool

HiLeS tool is a system design assistance environment using Windows ®.   The system's structural component behavior is specified by Petri Nets. Each terminal component is described in VHDL-AMS. Interfacing with TINA tool allows a formal analysis of the PN structure. With the translation of PNs into VHDL-AMS, the system's temporal analysis by simulation is possible using SystemVision ® of Mentor Graphics ®.