R&D Projects - ALL4TEC



R&D Projects

Thanks to a strong investment on R&D, ALL4TEC is able to develop an excellence skill. We have numerous internal R&D projects and are also contributing to many French or European projects.

 

Build IT Safe is a French FEDER project dedicated to the development of the ALL4TEC tool Safety Architect©.

Build IT Safe gave the opportunity to define and enrich the fundamentals of our Model Based Safety Analysis (MBSA) tool.

Thanks to this project, Safety Architect is now plugged to the modelling tools  Papyrus from the CEA, Matlab/Simulink from the MathWorks Company and Rational System Architect from the IBM Company.

   
 

European project ITEA2 aims at developing an integrated modeling, development, validation and testing framework for leveraging the cost-efficient and reliable implementation of ETCS. 

In the context of the OpenETCS project, ALL4TEC brings its skills on safety and validation to contribute to the demonstration of the SIL4 level of CENELEC standard.

The project gives also the opportunity to re-enforce the links between our Model Based Safety Analysis (MBSA) tool Safety Architect and the SysML tool Papyrus from the French Research entity CEA LIST (Comissariat à l’Energie Atomique).

   
 

The CONNEXION cluster is a French BGLE project based on system engineering techniques aimed at defining new architectures for nuclear Instrumentation and Control (I&C) systems.

The main tangible results of the project are to be able to demonstrate:

  • The design of an acceptable architecture for I&C by all countries,
  • Verification and Validation tools for new I&C architectures,
  • A design and validation framework for nuclear MMI’s,
  • An implementation of wireless sensor network adapted to the nuclear context,
  • A software bus or real-time middleware facilitating the exchange of heterogeneous and distributed data,
  • A standardized data model to ensure consistency of digital systems in nuclear plants,
  • An integration lab for business innovation.

The CONNEXION project is using the 3 tools provided by ALL4TEC: Papyrus for System Engineering, Safety Architect for Model Based Safety Analysis (MBSA) and MaTeLo for Model Based Testing (MBT).

   
 

ROMEO2 is a French PSPC project which aims to develop a secure humanoid robot for people assistance in loss of autonomy.

ALL4TEC is leader of the Work Package dedicated to "Safety". The objective of this Work Package is to ensure that the architecture of the system meets the usual requirements of functional safety considering the robot ROMEO intended use and to propose if necessary changes in the robot architecture for improved safety.

The project gives also the opportunity to re-enforce the links between our Model Based Safety Analysis (MBSA) tool Safety Architect and the SysML tool RobotML from the French Research entity CEA LIST (Comissariat à l’Energie Atomique).

   
 

CRYSTAL is an ARTEMIS European project aiming to foreground the European system engineering by improving the quality and decreasing the costs of developing critical embedded systems.

CRYSTAL involves the major actors of critical embedded systems such as AIRBUS, ALENIA, ALSTOM, ANSALDO, BARCO, DAIMLER, EADS, IBM, PHILIPS, SAGEM, SIEMENS, THALES, VALEO, VOLVO.

ALL4TEC is involved in this project mostly in the Railways Use Case in which its Model Based Safety Analysis (MBSA) tool Safety Architect will be adapted to fulfil ALSTOM needs in terms of safety analysis.

   
 

MERgE is an ITEA2 European project aiming to combine "safety" and "security" studies in an SysML approach.

ALL4TEC brings its Model Based Safety Analysis technology (MBSA) that is adapted to support both “safety” and “security” aspects and that will be experience in numerous Use Cases:

  • one in the space/avionics area with the Belgian company Space Applications Services NV/SA,
  • one in the telecommunication area with the French company THALES,
  • one in the industry area with the Finnish company NSENSE,
  • and the last one in the automotive area with the Belgian company MELEXIS.
   
 

MBAT (Combined Model-Based Analysis and Testing of Embedded Systems) is one of the most ambitious European projects in terms of testing and analysis.

MBAT will provide European industry with a new leading-edge V&V technology in form of a Reference Technology Platform (the MBAT RTP) that will enable the production of high-quality and safe embedded systems at reduced cost in terms of time and money. This will be made possible by a new and very promising approach in which the most advanced model-based testing technologies will be combined with static analysis techniques. Besides this combination, a further new approach is to use (and re-use) test & analysis models as basis for model-based V&V. This new model-based V&V technology will lead to a more effective and at the same time cost-reducing approach compared to traditional ones.

ALL4TEC is provider in the MBAT project of two of its technologies: MaTeLo for Model-Based Testing (MBT) and Safety Architect for Model Based Safety Analysis technology (MBSA).

The quantified MBAT objectives are:

  • Reduced and verification and validation by 20% minimum
  • Reduced certification and qualification costs by 20%minimum
  • Increased likelihood of a faster fault detection and of a better correction
  • Increased by 30% minimum quality and safety of embedded systems through an extended  analysis and a better test coverage
  • Reduced Time to Market by 20%
  • Facilitated growth management systems, and associated test complexity
  • Establishment of a Reference Technical Platform MBAT (MBAT RTP)
   
 

COVADEC means in French « COnception et VAlidation Des systèmes Embarqués d'aide à la Conduite » which can be translated by « Design and Validation of Embedded Advanced Driving Assistance Systems ».

Currently, testing the Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) available in modern cars requires access to a specific test vehicle and driving many hundreds of thousands of kilometers.

COVADEC is a FUI project that focuses on the development of methods and tools to:

  • Optimize test scenarios and reduce the distance that needs to be driven in order to validate ADAS systems,
  • Optimize the cost and time of ADAS validation,
  • Effectively fulfil the ADAS reliability and safety requirements,
  • Standardize methods and validation tools for ADAS.

ALL4TEC is leader of the COVADEC project and will enhance the capabilities of its Model-Based Testing (MBT) tool MaTeLo to better answer to the ADAS validation problematic.

   
 

EQUITAS means “Enhanced Quality Using Intensive Test and Analysis on Simulators”.

EQUITAS is a FUI project that aims to limit the impact of V & V software on the cost and development time of embedded computer units (ECU) while improving their reliability and functional safety.

The project work consists in:
• Developing a continuous tool chain to automate the process of V & V for ECU,

• Improving the relevance of test campaigns by detecting unnecessary test cases, using equivalence classes,
• Taking into account upstream the effects of hardware failures ,
• Assessing the EQUITAS tool chain on use cases constrained by the ISO 26262 standard.

ALL4TEC is leader of the EQUITAS project and will enhance the capabilities of its Model-Based Testing (MBT) tool MaTeLo to better answer to the ECU validation problematic.

   
 

CLARITY means “eCosytem for the pLAtfoRm In sysTem engineering melodY”.

CLARITY is a FUI project that aims to establish an international dimension ecosystem around the Melody modeling workshop for model based system engineering (MBSE) and architectures design (system, software, hardware).

The MBSE initiative launched by INCOSE in 2007 aims to address current challenges in the apprehension of complex systems that become too large. The starting point of the CLARITY project is to make available the THALES MBSE workshop Melody, through an open source application. The Melody solution has already been successfully deployed in THALES operational units on many projects of great diversity.

ALL4TEC will integrate and enhance in the CLARITY platform its MBT (Model Based Testing) tool MaTeLo and its MBSA (Model Based Safety Analysis) tool Safety Architect in order to provide the testing and safety analysis views of the workshop.
   
 

SINETIC means “Systems that are INtegratEd and digital for a Transportation more Intelligent and Cooperative”.

In a context where cooperative intelligent transport systems are increasingly present in the transportation industry, the SINETIC project aims to bring:

• Assistance in the design of cooperative systems

• Simulation of the technical and user impacts of cooperative applications

• Establishment of a comprehensive simulation environment (at system and sub-systems level)

• Linking of existing platforms provided by the consortium partners

 ALL4TEC will use its expertise on MBT (Model Based Testing) and its MBT tool MaTeLo in order to define how cooperative intelligent transport systems can be safely validated both at system and sub-systems level.

   

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