Research projects provide the community with access to the very latest collaborative programs in which Esterel Technologies is participating.
Ongoing Research Projects
The objective of the AGeSys project is the development of a systems engineering workshop dedicated to embedded systems, for all industrial sectors without restriction. This workshop utilizes open, integrated tools that enable model based design of embedded systems and software, that are coupled with multi-physics models. The objective is to allow for an industrial process with a clean definition of the system/software/hardware steps.
Large Companies: AIRBUS, ALSTOM, ATOS, CONTINENTAL, PSA, RENAULT, SAGEM, SNECMA, THALES, VALEO
Intermediate size enterprises: LMS IMAGINE
SMEs: ESTEREL TECHNOLOGIES, SCALEO CHIP, SCILAB
Research institutes, universities: CEA
CONNEXION is a French project targeting Nuclear System Engineering.
The project is managed by EDF (the world’s largest energy utility) with all of the French nuclear systems suppliers (AREVA, ALSTOM POWER, ROLLS-ROYCE France, ATOS WORLDGRID, CORYS), three COTS Tools Suppliers (ALL4TEC, PREDICT and ESTEREL) and a number of academic partners (CEA LIST, CNRS – CRAN, ENS Cachan, Grenoble INP Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble (LIG), INRIA (Triskell Team) and Telecom ParisTech).
Esterel Technologies is in charge of one work package (OP2) focusing on method and tools out of the 5 WPs of the project.
OP2 is aimed at supporting the system engineering process with a dedicated effort to streamline and better automate testing and verification activities.
The Aerospace Vehicle Systems Institute (AVSI : http://savi.avsi.aero/) is an international
consortium of aerospace companies with US government participation. AVSI has initiated the System
Architecture Virtual Integration (SAVI) project, whose members include Boeing, Embraer, Airbus, BAE
Systems, Goodrich, Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, FAA, NASA, and DoD.
The (SAVI) Program’s mission is to demonstrate the capabilities
and the feasibility of an “integrate-then-build” (virtual integration) approach to developing complex
aerospace systems. These systems are characterized by (complex) compositions of interacting
hardware and (embedded) software components with interrelated constraints. Examples of
hardware components are actuators, air data computers, avionics displays, flight management
sensors and computers, engine control units, physical buses, landing gear, and flight control surfaces.
Examples of (embedded) software components are those implementing control laws, real-
time operating systems, fault detection components, and redundancy managers. Such system
elements are often called Embedded Software Systems (ESSs).
Former Research Projects
CESAR is a three year ARTEMIS project, the goal of which is to define and supply industrial companies in Aerospace, Rail, Automation and Automotive with a customizable systems engineering Reference Technology Platform (RTP). The RTP will integrate or interoperate existing or emerging technologies, with Esterel Technologies providing expertise with the interoperability specification and in the definition of the process and means that are necessary to implement the RTP.
There are 50 industry partners including AbsInt, Astrium, CEA, Delphi, Dassault Systems, EADS, Faunhofer, Geensys, Offis, Safran, Siemens, Thales and Volvo.
The competitive advantage of European industry in embedded system design is constantly challenged by emerging as well as other industrialized economies. The FP7 IP INTERESTED project regroups a consortium of leading edge European embedded systems Tools Vendors, all being high tech innovative SMEs, as well as European Major Tool Users representing several industries that are both integrating massively embedded systems and contributing to the overall competitiveness of Europe: Aerospace, Automotive, Railway and Transportation and Energy.
Esterel Technologies’ industry partners are AbsInt (Germany), TTTech (Germany), Evidence (Italy), Symtavision (Germany), UNIS (Czech Republic), Atego (UK), Sysgo (Germany), Airbus (France), Magnetti Marelli (Italy), CEA List (France), Thales (France), Siemens (Germany).
SIESTA Research Project
In order to optimize development costs of products developed with SCADE and Simulink, the SIESTA project has been submitted in 2007 to the National Research Agency (ANR). SIESTA studies the improvement of the testing process with the aim to automate the generation of tests and the evaluation of their quality.
The SIESTA project builds on the expertise of companies and laboratories that have been conducting research for several years on testing SCADE programs. SIESTA, through the theoretical and practical results of this work, and in particular tools, face the reality of the industry and take into account the concepts inadequately treated so far, such as testability analysis and regression testing.
SIESTA’ partners working with Esterel Technologies are Airbus, EADS Astrium, Sagem, Turbomeca, CEA List, LRI, Onera, LCIS and LIG