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A Novel, Comprehensible, Ultra-Fast, Security-Aware CPS Simulator

Objective

One of the main problems the CPS designers face is “the lack of simulation tools and models for system design and analysis”. This is mainly because the majority of the existing simulation tools for complex CPS handle efficiently only parts of a system while they mainly focus on the performance. Moreover, they require extreme amounts of processing resources and computation time to accurately simulate the CPS nodes’ processing. Faster approaches are available, however as they function at high levels of abstraction, they cannot provide the accuracy required to model the exact behavior of the system under design so as to guarantee that it meets the requirements in terms of performance and/or energy consumption.
The COSSIM project will address all those needs by providing an open-source framework which will
a) seamlessly simulate, in an integrated way, both the networking and the processing parts of the CPS,
b) perform the simulations orders of magnitude faster,
c) provide much more accurate results especially in terms of power consumption than existing solutions,
d) report more CPS aspects than any existing tool including the underlying security of the CPS.
COSSIM will achieve the above by developing a novel simulator framework based on a processing simulation sub-system (i.e. a “full-system simulator”) which will be integrated with a novel network simulator. Furthermore, innovative power consumption and security measurement models will be developed and incorporated to the end framework. On top of that, COSSIM will also address another critical aspect of an accurate CPS simulation environment: the performance as measured in required simulation time. COSSIM will create a framework that is orders of magnitude faster, while also being more accurate and reporting more CPS aspects, than existing solutions, by applying hardware acceleration through the use of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), which have been proven extremely efficient in relevant tasks.
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SYNELIXIS LYSEIS PLIROFORIKIS AUTOMATISMOU & TILEPIKOINONION ANONIMI ETAIRIA

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Farmakidou 10
34100 Chalkida

Greece

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 376 250

Participants (7)

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STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 416 900

MAXELER TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 483 750

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 368 080

SEARCH-LAB BIZTONSAGI ERTEKELO ELEMZO ES KUTATO LABORATORIUM KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 370 625

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 352 050

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 240 000

TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS INSTITUTE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 274 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 644042

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 January 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 882 030

  • EU contribution

    € 2 882 030

Coordinated by:

SYNELIXIS LYSEIS PLIROFORIKIS AUTOMATISMOU & TILEPIKOINONION ANONIMI ETAIRIA

Greece