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Cybersecurity by design for mixed criticality embedded systems

Thu, 11/23/2023 - 02:00
Start Date: 
2021
Programme: 
GSTP
End Date: 
2023
Programme Reference: 
GT1Y-303ES
Country: 
Germany
Prime Contractor: 
SYSGO GmbH
Status: 
Closed
Objectives: 
The objective of the activity is to design and develop a real-time operating system for spacecraft microprocessor platforms with demanding security and safety requirements, capable to safely and securely execute applications with different assurance levels (mixed criticality) concurrently.
 
Description: 
Given the unstoppable trend towards more software-driven (defined) system components as well as system safety and security awareness, dependence on on-board SW platform for mission safety and security will become critical.
 
A new development to enhance the security of low-cost software platform solutions is considered essential. Requirements like dependability, scalability, obsolescence and re-usability shall be taken into account as well.
 
The intended work includes the following tasks:
  • This new development will build on microprocessor platforms (System-on-Chip or SoC) as developed by the EU DAHLIA (Deep sub micron microprocessor for space rad-Hard application ASIC) programme that will be integrated in the NG-ULTRA SoC FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array).
  • Separation of applications will be ensured by means of time and space partitioning. A partition is a logical container created and maintained by the operating system. Resources will be allocated according to partition configuration (e.g. memory, CPU time, I/O access rights).
  • Key drivers are re-usability and ability to support the Space Avionics Open Interface Architecture (SAVOIR).
  • Validation of this new operating system with respect to security.
 
Application Domain: 
Generic Technologies
Technology Domain: 
1 - On-board Data Subsystems
2 - Space System Software
Competence Domain: 
3-Avionic Systems
Keywords: 
48-Cybersecurity
Initial TRL: 
TRL 4
Target TRL: 
TRL 6
Achieved TRL: 
TRL 6
Public Document: 
Type: 
Executive Summary
Type: 
Final Presentation