A Constructive Approach to Support the Design of State Machines
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The components of telecommunication systems can be described by state machines that communicate by sending messages asynchronously. It is difficult to keep a component consistent with the other components it is connected to. Interface protcol descriptions can be used to specify the correct sequence of messages. This thesis provides a method to create the behavioural state machine of a component by using the protocol descriptions of its interfaces. The method takes a stepwise approach on the problem by limiting the design options for each transition. A prototype has been implemented and integrated into the Ramses tool suite. Tests so far show promising results increased development speed, better overview for the developer and consistency.