Title page for ETD etd-04202006-194810

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Zeh, Christopher Michael
URN etd-04202006-194810
Title Softwear: A Flexible Design Framework For Electronic Textile Systems
Degree Master of Science
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Jones, Mark T. Committee Chair
Broadwater, Robert P. Committee Member
Martin, Thomas L. Committee Member
  • Service Hierarchy
  • Electronic Textiles
  • Simulation Environment
  • Quality of Service
Date of Defense 2006-04-10
Availability unrestricted
Because of their ubiquity and low cost fabrication techniques, electronic textiles (e-textiles) are an excellent platform for pervasive computing. Many e-textile applications are already available in the commercial, military, and academic domains, but most are very highly specialized and do not lend themselves easily to reuse or alteration. The purpose of this work is threefold: development of a methodology for building flexible and reusable applications that facilitates their use in the evolution of more complex systems, creation of a resource manager that realizes the methodology and enforces quality of service guarantees on tightly constrained textile resources, and construction of a simulation environment that allows for the rapid development and reconfiguration of systems to circumvent the need for the expensive physical prototyping process. This work discuss the effectiveness and appropriateness of the deployed event-driven hierarchical service model for application development. Additionally, this work explores the results of providing fault tolerance and quality of service guarantees in a textile environment that is particularly susceptible to faults. Further addressed by this work is the success of rapid prototyping and evaluation of applications in the simulation environment.
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