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FP7 MADES

MADES

Project reference: 248864
Funded under

Model-based methods and tools for Avionics and\nsurveillance embeddeD SystEmS

From 2010-02-01 to 2012-07-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 623 934

EU contribution:

EUR 2 450 000

Coordinated in:

Italy

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-4See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

To develop a tool suite for the development of embedded systems for the Aerospace, Defence and other European industries, that will reduce the time for designing new systems and marketing new products

Embedded systems applications are one of the key drivers for innovations within the European Aerospace and Defence industries. Within the last ten years the increasing need for timely and dependable execution and communication support has led to the establishment of comparatively efficient real-time and dependable software infrastructures. They have been integrated in protocol stacks, operating systems kernels, middleware systems and some software development methods. However, real-time and dependable software development is still complex and increased demands for greater functionality and dependability will make it even more so.
Model driven application development utilising software components provides a wealth of solutions to permit higher abstractions, while reducing the implementation complexity. Current model based tools, modelling languages and methodologies for real-time and dependable systems lack full support for required features of dependability, reliability, security, performance and other qualities that are critical for the Aerospace and Defence domains.
The MADES project is applying a holistic approach in researching new tools and technologies that support design, validation, simulation, and code generation, while providing better support for component reuse. The new integrated tool suite is expected to reduce the time to develop products by 20% and deliver a 10% reduction in costs for maintaining and updating existing products, which will be important advantages for European industry competing in global markets.

Objective

MADES aims to develop the elements of a full-fledged model-driven approach for the design, validation, simulation, and code generation of complex embedded systems to improve the current practice in the field.The proposal covers all the phases of the development process: from design to code generation, validation and deployment. Design activities will exploit a dedicated language developed on top of the OMG standard MARTE (Modeling and Analysis of Real-time and Embedded systems), and foster the reuse of components by annotating them with properties and constraints to ease their selection and enforce overall consistency. Validation activities will comprise the verification of key properties of designed artifacts and of the transformations used throughout the development process, and also the closed-loop simulation of the entire system. Code generation will address both conventional programming languages (e.g., C) and hardware description languages (e.g., VHDL), and will adopt compile-time virtualization techniques to smooth the impact of the diverse elements of modern hardware architectures and cope with their increasing complexity.All these aspects will be fully supported by prototype tools integrated in a single framework, and will be thoroughly validated on real-life case studies in the surveillance and avionic domains. The project also aims to develop a handbook to provide detailed guidelines on how to use MADES tools in the development of embedded systems and promote their adoption.

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Coordinator contact

Alessandra Bagnato, (Project Coordinator)
Tel.: +39 0225 7711
Fax: +39 0226 000358
E-mail
Alessandra Bagnato, (Project Coordinator)
Tel.: +39 0225 7711
Fax: +39 0226 000358
E-mail

Coordinator

TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 542 215


Via Frigia 27
20126 Milano
Italy
Administrative contact: Sergio Gusmeroli
Tel.: 003902257711
Fax: 0039022578994
E-mail

Participants

EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 216 059


Willy-Messerschmitt-Strasse
85521 OTTOBRUNN
Germany
Administrative contact: Heinrich Daembkes
Tel.: +497313924180
Fax: +49 731 392-5279
E-mail
SOFTEAM
France

EU contribution: EUR 665 727


Avenue Victor Hugo
75016 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Philippe Desfray
Tel.: +33 1 53 96 84 00
Fax: +33 1 53 96 84 01
E-mail
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 379 931


PIAZZA LEONARDO DA VINCI
20133 MILANO
Italy
Administrative contact: Fabio Conti
Tel.: +39 02 23993431
Fax: +39 02 23993437
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 398 630


HESLINGTON HALL
YO10 5DD YORK
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Chris Barber
Tel.: +44 1904 434416
Fax: +44 1904 434119
E-mail
X/OPEN COMPANY LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 247 438


THAMES TOWER 37-45 STATION ROAD
RG1 1LX READING, BERKSHIRE
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Scott Hansen
Tel.: +3226751136
Fax: +3226757721
E-mail
Record Number: 93277 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01