[RTEMS Project] #3701: RTEMS SMP Pre-Qualification (ECSS)

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#3701: RTEMS SMP Pre-Qualification (ECSS)
  Reporter:  Sebastian Huber  |      Owner:  Sebastian Huber
      Type:  project          |     Status:  assigned
  Priority:  normal           |  Milestone:  6.1
 Component:  unspecified      |    Version:  6
  Severity:  normal           |   Keywords:  qualification
Blocked By:                   |   Blocking:
 This ticket summarises activities carried out by a 24 month project
 sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA). The project start was
 February 2019.

 The main goal of the project is to enable European space missions to use
 RTEMS as a software product in criticality category C (this is basically
 category B without independent software verification and validation,
 ISVV). Criticality category C means according to
 assurance-15-february-2017/ ECSS-Q-ST-80C]:

 "Software that if not executed, or if not correctly executed, or whose
 anomalous behaviour can cause or contribute to a system failure resulting
 in: Major consequences"

 In [https://ecss.nl/standard/ecss-e-st-40c-software-general-requirements/
 ECSS-Q-ST-40C] major consequences are characterized in Table 6-1 as a
 major mission degradation without effects to the outside world of the
 system. A future activity may perform ISVV to enable a use in category B

 The qualification will be done according to ECSS standards (ECSS-E-ST-40C
 and ECSS-Q-ST-80C). The standards are available at


 free of charge after registration.

 The project consists of four major tasks.

 1. Qualification toolchain

    This task aims to produce a tool chain so that qualification related
 work can be carried out efficiently. For example: document generation,
 test suite runs (including code coverage), test reporting, test result
 archiving, code metrics, static code analysis, traceability (e.g.
 requirements to tests), etc.

 2. RTEMS SMP qualification data package

    This task covers the main RTEMS components (source code, tests,
 documentation; new: requirements document, ECSS standard tailoring) so
 that a data package for space mission consumers can be generated.

 3. RTEMS SMP formal verification

    This is a research project. The aim is to apply formal methods for the
 verification of a subset of the RTEMS SMP algorithms.

 4. RTEMS SMP application porting

    The goal of this task is to port an existing uniprocessor space
 software from RTEMS 4.8 (RTEMS Improvement by Edisoft) to RTEMS SMP. The
 algorithms used by the software needs to be parallelized.

 The project partners are:

 * [http://www.edisoft.pt/ Edisoft] (prime) and
 [http://www.cister.isep.ipp.pt/ CISTER] from Portugal

 * [https://www.lero.ie/ Lero] with Lero researchers from Trinity College
 Dublin and University of Limerick from Ireland

 * [https://www.jena-optronik.de/ Jena-Optronik GmbH] and [https
 ://embedded-brains.de/ embedded brains GmbH] from Germany

 The results of this activity should be open source and available to the
 RTEMS community.

Ticket URL: <http://devel.rtems.org/ticket/3701>
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