The certainty of uncertainty in real-time systems

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Uncertainty is a pervasive and persistent quality of real-time systems. It exists along the domains of time, space, and behavior. Due to the complex nature of the systems under control, uncertainty cannot be completely eliminated. It is only possible to mitigate this problem using a proactive approach. Such an approach starts with acknowledging uncertainty's existence and then identifying its possible causes so that the mitigation strategy can be designed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-50
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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