Simulation and emulation have several salient contrasting functions and features. They include different aims, levels of details, execution time and integration of models. In many cases, a project will require both a simulation model for initial analysis and development, as well as an emulation model for testing a control system. If this is the case, a copy of the simulation model can be used as a starting point for developing the emulation model. Hybrid simulation-emulation model, one that is used for both purposes should have a facility to switch off/on certain elements from the model as necessary. There is much published work in simulation and a dearth of work in emulation. To date there has been no work published in converting a simulation into emulation model. This paper describes a novel approach, which combines both attributes, and is illustrated using a case study based on an Automated Guided Vehicle System (AGVS).
Hybrid Simulation-Emulation Model: AGVS Example
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Hasnan, K, & Perera, T. "Hybrid Simulation-Emulation Model: AGVS Example." Proceedings of the ASME 7th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis. Volume 3. Manchester, England. July 19–22, 2004. pp. 645-651. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ESDA2004-58130
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