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Developing Mode-Rich Satellite Software by Refinement in Event B

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Alexei Iliasov, Dr Elena Troubitsyna, Professor Alexander RomanovskyORCiD



To ensure dependability of on-board satellite systems, the designers should, in particular, guarantee correct implementation of the mode transition scheme, i.e., ensure that the states of the system components are consistent with the global system mode. However, there is still a lack of scalable approaches to formal verification of correctness of complex mode transitions. In this paper we present a development of an Attitude and Orbit Control System (AOCS) undertaken within the ICT DEPLOY project. AOCS is complex mode-rich system, which has an intricate mode-transition scheme. We show that re refinement in Event-B provides the engineers with a scalable formal technique that enables both development of mode-rich systems and proof-based verification of their mode consistency.

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Author(s): Iliasov A, Troubitsyna E, Laibinis L, Romanovsky A, Varpaaniemi K, Ilic D, Latvala T

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2010

Pages: 20

Print publication date: 01/06/2010

Source Publication Date: June 2010

Report Number: 1207

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne