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INDEXYS - INDustrial EXploitation of the genesYS cross-domain architecture (EU ARTEMIS)

Coordinator:TTTECH AG, Vienna, Austria
Time Period:2009 -04 01 -- 2011-09-30
Persons:Gerhard Fohler, Rodrigo Coelho
Institutes:TTTech Computertechnik AG, Thales Rail Signalling Solutions GmbH, Vienna University of Technology, Audi AG, Airbus Group, Technical University of Darmstadt, OptXware Research and Development Ltd., Delft University of Technology, NXP Semiconductors


The objective of INDEXYS (INDustrial EXploitation of the genesYS cross-domain architecture) is to tangibly realize industrial implementations of cross-domain architectural concepts developed in the GENESYS project in three domains: automotive, aerospace and railway, thereby relating to ARTEMIS-JU Industrial Priority: “Reference de-signs and architectures”. GENESYS (Generic Embedded System Platform) is developing a cross-domain architec-ture according to requirements of the ARTEMIS Strategic Research Agenda. The GENESYS architectural style supports a composable, robust, and comprehensible component-based framework with strict separation of compu-tation from message-based communication. So components can be massively reused in differing contexts. In the GENESYS architecture three integration levels of components are distinguished: chip-level, where IP cores com-municate via a deterministic Network-on-a-Chip (NoC), device level, where chips communicate within a device, and system level, where devices communicate in an open or closed environment. INDEXYS expands the GENESYS approach by implementing and integrating architectural services into prevailing (real-world!) platform solutions. A key goal of INDEXYS is legacy integration, for plat-form providers – by integrating new architectural services into legacy platforms – and for platform users – by supporting legacy applications. INDEXYS addresses robustness wrt. design faults and physical faults by diversity and component replication. INDEXYS targets ARTEMIS-JU Sub-Programme 5: “Computing environments for embedded systems” by developing new concepts for composable component integration, re-usable dependability services, and a cross-domain tool-chain based on OMGs Model Driven Architecture. By fostering development of re-usable dependable products and associated services, INDEXYS significantly contributes to competitive advantages of European players in the transportation industries.


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