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Coordinator Volvo Technology AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 907 414
Project duration December 2008 - June 2012
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

CESAR addresses the industrial needs for embedded system development for safety relevant applications by developing ultra-reliable embedded components for use in an extremely competitive global market requiring drastic cost reductions. The main objectives of CESAR consider both process improvement as well as the establishment of an overall Reference Technology Platform (RTP) for safety-critically development of embedded systems.

Results and expected effects

CESAR covers the whole product lifecycle (design, verification and validation, diagnosis in operation) and impacts of the result are: * Reduced lead time and time to market * Reduced Non Recurring Costs (redesign, V&V activities costs, ) * Improved maturity at entry into service (EIS) * Easier introduction of technological breakthroughs while minimizing risks * Re-enforcement of product lines concepts * Reuse approach in design, V&V and certification/qualification processes * Efficient management of HW and SW obsolescence * Increasing availability and long term support for the tools

Approach and implementation

The objectives will be achieved by the following measures: * Creation of the European cross-sectoral standard reference technology platform (RTP) providing meta-models, methods, and tools for safety-relevant hard-real-time system development; * Support of holistic multi-criteria end-to-end design flows from system conception and requirement capturing to system realization based on a standardized formal requirement capturing language; * Provision of guidance for the optimization and assessment of systems/multi-systems architecture choices with respect to business and operational criteria (cost, safety, reliability, minimization of system interfaces, response times mass ); * Provision of complete encapsulation and full design re-use through multi-criteria rich component models; * Provision of a suite of multi-criteria design, analysis and validation methods supporting consistency analysis, safety analysis, verification and validation.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

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