Scheduling of Periodic Tasks on a Dynamically Reconfigurable Device Using Timed Discrete Event Systems

Kenji ONOGI  Toshimitsu USHIO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E89-A   No.11   pp.3227-3234
Publication Date: 2006/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e89-a.11.3227
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Concurrent/Hybrid Systems: Theory and Applications)
Category: Concurrent Systems
Keyword: 
dynamically reconfigurable device,  scheduling,  automata,  discrete event systems,  state feedback,  

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Summary: 
A dynamically reconfigurable device is a device that can change its hardware configuration arbitrarily often in order to achieve the desired performance and functions. Since several tasks are executed on the device concurrently, scheduling of both task execution and reconfiguration is an important problem. In our model, the dynamically reconfigurable device is represented by a two-level hierarchical automaton, and execution of each periodic task is represented by a timed discrete event system. We propose a composition rule to get an automaton, which represents non-preemptive execution of periodic tasks on the dynamically reconfigurable device. We introduce a method to get a feasible execution sequence of tasks by using state feedback control.