Accession Number : AD0717755

Title :   Simulation Sequences for Discrete-Time Systems with Parallel Interactive Processes. An Introduction.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV BRONX SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Knollman,Dieter J. H.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The problem of accurately simulating discrete-time systems with parallel interactive processes is presented in the report. The system to be simulated is assumed to be characterized as a network of subsystems (processes). Although a process may contain memory, no internal delay is required. A process output may thus be an instantaneous function of an input value and changes in process status will propagate throughout the network. The order of execution of process algorithms in updating the simulation time thus become relevant to the accurate simulation of the system. In this report a sequence of process algorithms, which will guarantee an accurate simulation, is called a simulation sequence. The properties of simulation sequences are developed and a normal form is presented. The report concludes with an annotated bibliography of the treatment of simultaneous events. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, SIMULATION, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, SEQUENCES(MATHEMATICS), ALGORITHMS, SET THEORY

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE