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Predictable Assembly of Substation Automation Systems: An Experiment Report, Second Edition

Abstract

The Predictable Assembly from Certifiable Components (PACC) Initiative at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is developing methods and technologies for predictable assembly. A software development activity that builds systems from components is predictable if the runtime behavior of an assembly of components can be predicted from known properties of components and their patterns of interactions (connections), and if these predictions can be objectively validated. A component is certifiable if these known properties can be obtained or validated by independent third parties. The SEI's technical approach to PACC rests on prediction-enabled component technology (PECT). At the highest level, PECT is a scheme for systematic and repeatable integration of software component technology, software architecture technology, and design analysis and verification technology. This report describes the results of an exploratory PECT prototype for substation automation, an application area in the domain of power generation, transmission, and management. This report focuses primarily on the methodological aspects of PECT; the prototype itself was only a means to expose and illustrate the PECT method.

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SEI

Hissam, Scott; Wallnau, Kurt; Wood, William; Hudak, John; Ivers, James; Klein, Mark; Larsson, Magnus; Moreno, Gabriel; Northrop, Linda; Plakosh, Daniel; & Stafford, Judith. Predictable Assembly of Substation Automation Systems: An Experiment Report, Second Edition (CMU/SEI-2002-TR-031). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6221

IEEE

Hissam. Scott, Wallnau. Kurt, Wood. William, Hudak. John, Ivers. James, Klein. Mark, Larsson. Magnus, Moreno. Gabriel, Northrop. Linda, Plakosh. Daniel, and Stafford. Judith, "Predictable Assembly of Substation Automation Systems: An Experiment Report, Second Edition," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2002-TR-031, 2003. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6221

APA

Hissam, Scott., Wallnau, Kurt., Wood, William., Hudak, John., Ivers, James., Klein, Mark., Larsson, Magnus., Moreno, Gabriel., Northrop, Linda., Plakosh, Daniel., & Stafford, Judith. (2003). Predictable Assembly of Substation Automation Systems: An Experiment Report, Second Edition (CMU/SEI-2002-TR-031). Retrieved August 30, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6221

CHI

Scott Hissam, Kurt Wallnau, William Wood, John Hudak, James Ivers, Mark Klein, Magnus Larsson, Gabriel Moreno, Linda Northrop, Daniel Plakosh, & Judith Stafford. Predictable Assembly of Substation Automation Systems: An Experiment Report, Second Edition (CMU/SEI-2002-TR-031). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6221

MLA

Hissam, Scott., Wallnau, Kurt., Wood, William., Hudak, John., Ivers, James., Klein, Mark., Larsson, Magnus., Moreno, Gabriel., Northrop, Linda., Plakosh, Daniel., & Stafford, Judith. 2003. Predictable Assembly of Substation Automation Systems: An Experiment Report, Second Edition (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2002-TR-031). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6221