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High-integrity Java application

Objective

Future real-time embedded systems will become increasingly important to society leading to many of the underlying networked embedded systems becoming high-integrity systems, where failures can cause loss of life, environmental harm, or significant financial loss. As embedded systems pervade society, their design, maintenance, and certification will require highly flexible, hardware independent technology to ensure cost effectiveness.

The strategic objective of the HIJA project is to advance real-time systems implementation technologies to support the development of architecturally neutral, high-integrity real-time systems (ANRTS) by developing a Java based technology framework that makes ANRTS a reality. The project extends work from previous projects and includes RTD addressing: Identification of suitable computational models; Analysis and tools on functional correctness, resource usage and schedulability; Development of an ANRTS reference implementation, including native code, partitioning, and predictable memory management; Networking support including units of distribution, real-time communication, and dynamic code replacement; and Development process support based on Java program annotations including traceability, source level debugging, and run-time monitoring.

The project will provide ANRTS prototype platforms for three different types of networked embedded systems: Safety-critical systems, Business-critical systems and Flexible dynamic systems. In addition, three use cases in Avionics, Automotive and Ambient Intelligence will validate the ANRTS framework. The results from the 27 month project are expected to provide important benefits for European industry including: increased developer productivity as compared to existing architecture specific programming methods, substantial savings in migrating embedded systems to different processor architectures, and reductions in maintenance costs for embedded systems applications.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

X/OPEN COMPANY LIMITED
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Participants (11)

ALLERTON INTERWORKS COMPUTER AUTOMATION SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
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Haid-und-neu-strasse 18
76131 Karlsruhe
BELLSTREAM SP. Z O.O.
Poland
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Ul.niedzialkowskiego 26A/12
71-410 Szczecin
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
Italy
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Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano (To)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK AN DER UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE
Germany
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Haid-und-neu-strasse 10-14
76131 Karlsruhe
SOCIETE AONIX
France
Address
66-68, Avenue Pierre Brossolette
92247 Malakoff
TELECOM ITALIA LEARNING SERVICES S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Giovanni Falcone, 25
67010 Coppito - L'aquila
THALES AVIONICS SA
France
Address
1 Avenue Carnot
91883 Massy
TRIALOG
France
Address
25 Rue Du General Foy
75008 Paris
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
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Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu 7
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TH)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
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Heslington Hall
YO10 5DD York