An Application of the Architecture-Based Design Method to the Electronic House
Annual rept. 15 Sep 99-14 Sep 99
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST
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The Architecture-Based Design ABD Method is a method for designing the software architecture of a product line of systems. It has previously been described in the technical report, The Architecture Based Design Method CMUSEI-2000-TR-001 Bachmann 00. This report elaborates an example of the application of this method to designing the software architecture. The example is the house of the future. The house of the future is assumed to have a collection of devices within the house that are controlled by a computer network. Entertainment, security, heatingair conditioning, and utility devices will all interoperate and will be controlled from a central network. The software architecture to support the house must be extendible and flexible, and it must have high security, high performance, and high availability. In this report, we present a first-level decomposition of the software architecture as a demonstration of the ABD Method.
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