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Data structures and software tools for the computer aided design of control systems: a survey.

Maciejowski, JM (1989) Data structures and software tools for the computer aided design of control systems: a survey. IN: COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN IN CONTROL SYSTEMS 1988, 4TH IFAC SYMP., (BEIJING, CHINA: AUG 23-25, 1988), Z.Y. CHEN (ED.), OXFORD. ISBN 0-08-035738-5.

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Abstract

CAD software can be structured as a set of modular 'software tools' only if there is some agreement on the data structures which are to be passed between tools. Beyond this basic requirement, it is desirable to give the agreed structures the status of 'data types' in the language used for interactive design. The ultimate refinement is to have a data management capability which 'understands' how to manipulate such data types. In this paper the requirements of CACSD are formulated from the point of view of Database Management Systems. Progress towards meeting these requirements in both the DBMS and the CACSD community is reviewed. The conclusion reached is that there has been considerable movement towards the realisation of software tools for CACSD, but that this owes more to modern ideas about programming languages, than to DBMS developments. The DBMS field has identified some useful concepts, but further significant progress is expected to come from the exploitation of concepts such as object-oriented programming, logic programming, or functional programming.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div F > Control
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:43
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014 19:20
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