ECSEL 2015 RIA SafeCOP MDH
|Mälardalens högskola - Akademin för innovation, design och teknik, Västerås
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 3 848 470
|April 2016 - June 2019
Purpose and goal
SafeCOP addresses assurance of safety-related Cooperating Cyber-Physical Systems (CO-CPS), in particular cooperation that relies on wireless communication to perform a safety-relevant function. SafeCOP has met this objective by an approach to safety assurance of CO-CPS that enables their certification and deployment, a runtime management architecture for runtime detection of abnormal behaviour, and an application-level library and related API that acts as a “safety layer” on top of existing wireless protocols.
Expected results and effects
SafeCOP has defined a runtime management architecture for detection of abnormal behaviour, methods and tools for safety assurance, and a “safety layer” on top of existing wireless protocols. SafeCOP brings benefits in terms of cross-domain certification practice and implementations of CO-CPS in all addressed areas: healthcare, maritime, and automotive. Major effects include lower certification costs, increased trustworthiness of wireless, better management of complexity, reduced effort for V&V, lower system costs, shorter time-to-market and increased market share.
Planned approach and implementation
SafeCOP was performed in five main phases: (1) collection of requirements and planning of interactions among Use Cases and Work Packages, (2) definition of the main concepts of the planned technology - the Safety Assurance Framework/Reference System Architecture/Wireless safety layer, (3) the implementation of the technology bricks thus defined, (4) final integration of the technology in the use-cases, and (5) validation of the work based on evaluations of use-cases. Overall this approach provided a successful balance between concerns related to applications and technology.