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Verifying Mode Consistency for On-Board Satellite Software

Iliasov, Alexei and Troubitsyna, Elena and Laibinis, Linas and Romanovsky, Alexander and Varpaaniemi, Kimmo and Väisänen, Pauli and Ilic, Dubravka and Latvala, Timo (2010) Verifying Mode Consistency for On-Board Satellite Software. In: The 29th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security (Safecomp 2010), 14 - 17 September 2010, Vienna, Austria.

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Space satellites are examples of complex embedded systems. Dynamic behaviour of such systems is typically described in terms of operational modes that correspond to the different stages of a mission and states of the components. Components are susceptible to various faults that complicate the mode transition scheme. Yet the success of a mission depends on the correct implementation of mode changes. In this paper we propose a formal approach that ensures consistency of mode changes while developing a system architecture by refinement. The approach relies on recursive application of modelling and refinement patterns that enforce correctness while implementing the mode transition scheme. The proposed approach is exemplified by the development of an Attitude and Orbit Control System undertaken within the ICT DEPLOY project.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Industrial Deployment
Industrial Deployment > Space
Methodology > Composition and reuse
Methodology > Resilience
Tool developments
ID Code:239
Deposited By:Prof A Romanovsky
Deposited On:14 Jul 2010 13:58
Last Modified:14 Jul 2010 14:14

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