A Simulation System Based on the Actor Paradigm
DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)
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This work has resulted in a simulation system which has interactive monitoring and debugging facilities at the level of component Actor interaction message passing and component functionality Actor code. As demonstrated by the Harmony emulation, Actor-based simulation is a powerful modelling tool which can be used to simply and quickly create models of real world systems. Objects are modelled in an intuitive fashion by breaking them down into parts at the desired level of detail. The detail or accuracy of the developed simulation can be changed by varying the number of parts and inter- part dependencies used in the model e.g., to more accurately model an engine, model the pistons and the gas exchanges rather than just the crankshaft. Changes to a simulation are easily implemented since the components encapsulate functionality and support well-defined interfaces with other components. Canada.
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