Simulation Notes Europe, Volume 30(2), June 2020

Timed Discrete-Event Simulation of Aviation Scenarios

Simulation Notes Europe SNE 30(2), 2020, 51-60
DOI: 10.11128/


Ensuring systems behave as they are expected is unavoidable in the context of critical environments. In the aviation industry, certification standards provide rules and protocols to ensure correct maneuvers with respect to logical or timed events. These are targeted to computer-intensive systems as well as to human flight crews. In this setting, we are interested in the modeling and simulation of event-driven and time-driven behaviors at a high level. This study focuses on the TESL language that provides a logical framework for timed behaviors with monitoring and testing features. In particular, we model various aviation scenarios and focus our study on fault monitoring.