Process Algebraic Modeling and Analysis of Power-Aware Real-Time Systems
The paper describes a unified formal framework for designing and reasoning about power-constrained, real-time systems. The framework is based on process algebra, a formalism which has been developed to describe and analyze communicating, concurrent systems. The proposed extension allows the modeling of probabilistic resource failures, priorities of resource usages, and power consumption by resources within the same formalism. Thus, it is possible to evaluate alternative power-consumption behaviors and tradeoffs under different real-time schedulers, resource limitations, resource failure probabilities, etc. This paper describes the modeling and analysis techniques, and illustrates them with examples, including a dynamic voltage-scaling algorithm.