A method and framework to evaluate system architecture candidates on reliability criteria

K.F. Filippidis

    Research output: ThesisEngD Thesis

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • Özçelebi, Tanir, Supervisor
    • Stevens, Henk, External supervisor, External person
    Award date25 Sept 2015
    Place of PublicationEindhoven
    Print ISBNs978-90-444-1375-5
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2015

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