6.6 Automated Closed-Loop Testing of Cyber-Physical Systems

ettc2020 - European Test and Telemetry Conference
2020-06-23 - 2020-06-25
Virtual Conference
6. Big Data
G. Valadas, N. Bustorff Silva - Critical Software S.A., Lissabon (Portugal)
194 - 197


Modern systems envisages fusion of technologies across the physical, digital and biological worlds, an incoming era of cyber-physical systems powered by artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles and big data. More than any other industry, Aerospace & Defence innovation and production demand precision and high-quality products. Aerospace & Defence Industry must adopt features of modern product development like Agile methodologies, DevOps, and tests automatization, to accelerate time to market and business value. The increasing complexity and validation costs raises an unaffordable trend, particularly in the evolution from hardware-based systems to modern software-based systems, where the costs to develop, integrate, and maintain software continues to grow at an unpredictable rate.

With the objective of providing an infrastructure for testing high integrity cyber-physical systems in closed-loop, Critical Software has designed and developed an end-to-end process, integrating Agile methodologies, client toolchain and an automation testing platform. This integrated solution enables real-time control and joint and flexible integration of simulation models and physical components or subsystems to build a closed-loop test environment adaptable to any development environment. This paper presents Critical Software's System Validation approach to reduce both the time and cost of testing high-integrity and complex systems for the Aerospace & Defence Industry.