A survey of recent MARTe based systems

André C. Neto, Diogo Alves, Luca Boncagni, Pedro J. Carvalho, Daniel F. Valcárcel, Antonio Barbalace, Gianmaria De Tommasi, Horácio Fernandes, Filippo Sartori, Enzo Vitale, Riccardo Vitelli, Luca Zabeo

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The Multithreaded Application Real-Time executor (MARTe) is a data driven framework environment for the development and deployment of real-time control algorithms. The main ideas which led to the present version of the framework were to standardize the development of real-time control systems, while providing a set of strictly bounded standard interfaces to the outside world and also accommodating a collection of facilities which promote the speed and ease of development, commissioning and deployment of such systems. At the core of every MARTe based application, is a set of independent inter-communicating software blocks, named Generic Application Modules (GAM), orchestrated by a real-time scheduler. The platform independence of its core library provides MARTe the necessary robustness and flexibility for conveniently testing applications in different environments including non-real-time operating systems. MARTe is already being used in several machines, each with its own peculiarities regarding hardware interfacing, supervisory control configuration, operating system and target control application. This paper presents and compares the most recent results of systems using MARTe: the JET Vertical Stabilization system, which uses the Real Time Application Interface (RTAI) operating system on Intel multi-core processors; the COMPASS plasma control system, driven by Linux RT also on Intel multi-core processors; ISTTOK real-time tomography equilibrium reconstruction which shares the same support configuration of COMPASS; JET error field correction coils based on VME, PowerPC and VxWorks; FTU LH reflected power system running on VME, Intel with RTAI. © 2006 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5742792
Pages (from-to)1482 - 1489
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number4 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Neto, A. C., Alves, D., Boncagni, L., Carvalho, P. J., Valcárcel, D. F., Barbalace, A., De Tommasi, G., Fernandes, H., Sartori, F., Vitale, E., Vitelli, R., & Zabeo, L. (2011). A survey of recent MARTe based systems. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 58(4 PART 1), 1482 - 1489. [5742792]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNS.2011.2120622