A Generic Fault-Tolerant Architecture for Real-Time Dependable Systems

  • David Powell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. David Powell, Arturo Amendola, Jean Arlat, Berthold Attermeyer, Ljerka Beus-Dukic, Andrea Bondavalli et al.
    Pages 1-26
  3. Christophe Rabéjac, David Powell
    Pages 27-50
  4. Ljerka Beus-Dukic, Andy Wellings
    Pages 51-69
  5. Andrea Bondavalli, Silvano Chiaradonna, Felicita Di Giandomenico, Fabrizio Grandoni, David Powell, Christophe Rabéjac
    Pages 71-86
  6. Stéphane Lautier, Eric Jenn
    Pages 87-98
  7. Eric Totel, Ljerka Beus-Dukic, Jean-Paul Blanquart, Yves Deswarte, Vincent Nicomette, David Powell et al.
    Pages 99-119
  8. Ljerka Beus-Dukic, Andy Wellings, Paolo Coppola, Alessandro Paganone
    Pages 121-138
  9. Cinzia Bernadeschi, Alessandro Fantechi, Stefania Gnesi
    Pages 139-155
  10. Jean Arlat, Andrea Bondavalli, Felicita Di Giandomenico, Mohamed Tahar Jarboui, Eric Jenn, Karama Kanoun et al.
    Pages 157-191
  11. Carlo Dambra, Eric Jenn, Christophe Rabéjac, Vincent Nicomette, Vincent Thevenot
    Pages 193-227
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 229-242

About this book


The design of computer systems to be embedded in critical real-time applications is a complex task. Such systems must not only guarantee to meet hard real-time deadlines imposed by their physical environment, they must guarantee to do so dependably, despite both physical faults (in hardware) and design faults (in hardware or software). A fault-tolerance approach is mandatory for these guarantees to be commensurate with the safety and reliability requirements of many life- and mission-critical applications. This book explains the motivations and the results of a collaborative project', whose objective was to significantly decrease the lifecycle costs of such fault­ tolerant systems. The end-user companies participating in this project already deploy fault-tolerant systems in critical railway, space and nuclear-propulsion applications. However, these are proprietary systems whose architectures have been tailored to meet domain-specific requirements. This has led to very costly, inflexible, and often hardware-intensive solutions that, by the time they are developed, validated and certified for use in the field, can already be out-of-date in terms of their underlying hardware and software technology.


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  • David Powell
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