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Patterns for Representing FMEA in Formal Specification of Control Systems

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ilya Lopatkin, Dr Alexei Iliasov, Professor Alexander RomanovskyORCiD


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Failure Modes and Effects analysis (FMEA) is a widely used technique for inductive safety analysis. FMEA provides engineers with valuable information about failure modes of system components as well as procedures for error detection and recovery. In this paper we propose an approach that facilitates representation of FMEA results in formal Event-B specifications of control systems. We define a number of patterns for representing requirements derived from FMEA in formal system model specified in Event-B. The patterns help the developers to trace the requirements from safety analysis to formal specification. Moreover, they allow them to increase automation of formal system development by refinement. Our approach is illustrated by an example ‑ a sluice control system.

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Author(s): Lopatkin I, Iliasov A, Romanovsky A, Prokhorova Y, Troubitsyna Y

Editor(s): Khoshgoftaar, T.M.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 13th IEEE International Symposium on High-Assurance Systems Engineering, HASE 2011

Year of Conference: 2011

Pages: 146-151

ISSN: 1530-2059

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/HASE.2011.10

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ISBN: 9781467301077