The NUSMV architecture provides a precise distinction between the front-end, specific to the SMV input language, and the back-end (including the heuristics for model partitioning and model checking algorithms), which is independent of the input language. This separation has been used to develop on top of NUSMV the MBP system. MBP is a planner able to synthesize reactive controllers for achieving goals in nondeterministic domains .
Functionalities currently under development are a simulator, which is of paramount importance for the user to acquire confidence in the correctness of the model, and a compiler for an imperative style input language, which can often be very convenient in the modeling process. Further developments will include the integration of decomposition techniques (e.g. abstraction and compositional verification), and new and very promising techniques based on the use of efficient procedures for propositional satisfiability, following the ideas reported in .