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Guided Architecture Trade Space Exploration for Safety-Critical Software Systems

Poster on research into tools to evaluate trade space for embedded systems

Software Engineering Institute


In this work, we have created a new tool prototype that automatically explores a system’s trade space: its possible combinations of system software, hardware, and configuration options. This exploration is interactive and user-guided, and it lets system designers uncover subtle relationships between various quality attributes. This work builds on previous SEI technologies for modeling system architecture and enables a new paradigm—design by shopping—of system design.