DREAMS: Distributed Real-time Architecture for Mixed Criticality Systems. Avionics and Windpower.

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DREAMS – Distributed Real-time Architecture for Mixed Criticality Systems

In many domains such as avionics, industrial control or healthcare there is an increasing trend for mixed-criticality systems, where multiple functions with different importance and certification assurance levels are integrated using a shared computing platform. The foundations for this integration are mechanisms for temporal and spatial partitioning, although key technological challenges are yet unsolved including the combination of software virtualization and hardware segregation and the extension of partitioning mechanisms to jointly address significant extra functional requirements (e.g., time, energy and power budgets, reliability, safety, security, etc.).

The objective of DREAMS is to develop a cross-domain architecture and design tools for networked complex systems where application subsystems of different criticality, executing on networked multi-core chips, are supported. DREAMS will deliver architectural concepts, meta-models, virtualization technologies, model-driven development methods, tools, adaptation strategies and validation, verification and certification methods for the seamless integration of mixed-criticality to establish security, safety, real-time performance as well as data, energy and system integrity.

The ambitious goals of the project are supported by 16 project partners distributed across six European countries. The project partners include major European companies encompassing large enterprises (Alstom, STMicroelectronics, Thales, TÜV Rheinland) and SMEs (FENTISS, RealTime-at-Work, TTTech, Virtual Open Systems,). Furthermore leading universities and research institutes (FORTISS, IKERLAN, ONERA, Universitat Politècnica de València, SINTEF, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Technical University of Kaiserslautern and University of Siegen) contribute to DREAMS.

DREAMS works on three industrial cases related to avionics, windpower and healthcare. The Instituto ai2 of the Universitat Politècnica de València, together with the company Fentiss, works on avionics and windpower projects.

The four-years DREAMS project (2013-2017) is coordinated by University of Siegen and is one of three projects funded by the European Commission in the area of mixed-criticality systems from the FP7 ICT call 10. The EC financial contribution amounts to 11 million euros.

Contact: Alfons Crespo Lorente

Further information: http://www.dreams-project.eu//


 

 

 

 

 

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