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The transition assertions specification method

Victor A. Carreño

December 1992, 18 pages

DOI: 10.48456/tr-279


A modelling and specification method for real-time, reactive systems is described. Modelling is performed by constructing time dependent relations of the system parameters. A textual formal notation using higher order logic and a graphical notation are presented. The formal notation allows the use of rigorous mathematical methods on the specification, one of the primary sources of design errors. A cruise control case example is included in the paper and the HOL mechanised theorem prover is used to show that the specification comply with some top level requirements.

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  author =	 {Carre{\~n}o, Victor A.},
  title = 	 {{The transition assertions specification method}},
  year = 	 1992,
  month = 	 dec,
  url = 	 {},
  institution =  {University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory},
  doi = 	 {10.48456/tr-279},
  number = 	 {UCAM-CL-TR-279}