By J. Y. Bromell, S. J. Sadler (auth.), B. K. Daniels (eds.)
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G. if a train is approaching then a TA signal is generated without regarding if CONTROL is ready to accept it (note that what is intuitively understood by "real time" means that some environmental objects will not wait for the computer if it is not ready to interact). In [7,9) the specification of the components of the crossing system is presented using the specification technique which is based on that of [6). The components are specified as asynchronous processes. Both synchronous and asynchronus message passing are supported.
Therefore such a crude solution could not be accepted - instead the functional requirements should look for a compromise between the conflicting goals. For instance, the functional requirements may establish the necessary conditions which have to hold if a train (car) is allowed to enter the crossing. The permission to enter the crossing is by switching the green light on. e. the rail light is red and there is no train in the crossing. This is formalized as ('i tETRAINS)(C:: ((rgreenvdown) -> redl\out(t))).
Formalization Of The Application Domain In order to capture the application domain characteristics of the crossing system the global model is extended and includes abstract lights which can switch their state between "red" and "green". The abstract lights formalize this aspect of the application domain which is related to the means by which the control element can influence trains and cars to coordinate their movement within the crossing area. The vehicles are controlled by visual signals where "red" means "stop" and "green" means "keep moving".
Achieving Safety and Reliability with Computer Systems by J. Y. Bromell, S. J. Sadler (auth.), B. K. Daniels (eds.)