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Patterns for Light-Weight Fault Tolerance and Decoupled Design in Distributed Control Systems

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of VikingPLoP 2013 Conference, Ikaalinen, Finland 21.3. - 24.3.2013
EditorsVeli-Pekka Eloranta, Johannes Koskinen, Marko Leppänen
Place of PublicationTampere
PublisherTampere University of Technology
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-15-3167-5
ISBN (Print)978-952-15-3166-8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

Publication series

NameTampere University of Technology. Department of Pervasive Computing. Report
ISSN (Print)2323-9174


This paper presents three software patterns that can be used to improve control system dependability by implementing a decoupled architectural design with supporting fault handling. The decoupled architecture can also be used to introduce additional fault tolerance solutions gradually to the system, until a sufficient level of reliability has been achieved. Our patterns have been encountered originally in research of remote handling control systems used to teleoperate robotic manipulators, but all patterns have examples of other known uses as well.

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