Traditionally, embedded systems engineering practice has been manual, paper intensive, error prone, and resistant to change. As a result, designers lack insight into critical system quality attributes—such as performance, security, and reliability. System integration becomes high risk, and system evolution becomes expensive.
Our experts in embedded systems provided technical leadership for the standards effort led by the U.S. Army AMRDEC Software Engineering Directorate (SED) that developed the Architecture Analysis and Design Language (AADL), an international industry standard. In addition, we created the Open Source AADL Tool Environment (OSATE) that has fostered pilot applications of AADL in a range of industrial projects.