Philips Lighting is moving from a lighting component business towards lighting solutions business in professional environments, offering lighting solutions for energy saving, productivity and effect creation. In these solutions (consisting of light sources, sensors and control devices) networked based systems are essential and software makes it possible to add intelligence into the system. Reliability aspects at system level are getting more important and architectural analysis is done during brainstorm sessions to evaluate possible system architecture candidates on reliability criteria. It is crucial that the reliability of the architectures is evaluated more formally, for example based on a model of each of the architectural candidates. This report describes the design, the implementation, and the experimentation with such a method that predicts the reliability and other non-functional criteria of the architecture candidates. Lighting entities, their attributes, behavior, and relationships are the core of evaluating a system on reliability criteria. This approach relies heavily on modeling principle. The results of the project show whether such an approach can been used to determine and evaluate an architecture candidate, and give input on how architecture evaluation can be done in the future.
|Award date||25 Sep 2015|
|Place of Publication||Eindhoven|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Sep 2015|