A Compositional Approach for Schedulability Analysis of Distributed Avionics Systems

Pujie Han, Zhengjun Zhai, Brian Nielsen, Ulrik Nyman
2018 Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science  
This work presents a compositional approach for schedulability analysis of Distributed Integrated Modular Avionics (DIMA) systems that consist of spatially distributed ARINC-653 modules connected by a unified AFDX network. We model a DIMA system as a set of stopwatch automata in UPPAAL to verify its schedulability by model checking. However, direct model checking is infeasible due to the large state space. Therefore, we introduce the compositional analysis that checks each partition including
more » ... s communication environment individually. Based on a notion of message interfaces, a number of message sender automata are built to model the environment for a partition. We define a timed selection simulation relation, which supports the construction of composite message interfaces. By using assume-guarantee reasoning, we ensure that each task meets the deadline and that communication constraints are also fulfilled globally. The approach is applied to the analysis of a concrete DIMA system.
doi:10.4204/eptcs.272.4 fatcat:dcj7eko64nc6bjms5uhe732pse