Sioux whitepaper on model-based design for real-time embedded mechatronic systems using a 'fail fast, fail forward' approach
Sioux system architect Emiel Nuijten and principal system designer Patrick van Bree have written a white paper about the use of model-based design principles and rapid iterations in the development of complex mechatronic systems. This allows mechatronics, mechanics, electronics and software engineers to work together as efficiently as possible.
Model-based design, can facilitate fast iterations of design cycles for complex mechatronic systems that are controlled by embedded real-time motion controllers. The method provides an efficient and effective way for inter disciplinary collaboration. Since knowledge transfer is carried out through models, communication errors about the implementation details become significantly reduced. Furthermore, it facilitates convenient introduction of novel state-of-the-art control algorithms.
You can download the paper here.