A Framework for Model-based Testing of Integrated Modular Avionics
|Other Titles:||Ein Rahmenwerk zum modellbasierten Testen von Integrierter Modularer Avionik||Authors:||Efkemann, Christof||Supervisor:||Peleska, Jan||1. Expert:||Peleska, Jan||2. Expert:||Haxthausen, Anne E.||Abstract:||
In modern aircraft, electronics and control systems are designed based on the Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) system architecture. While this has numerous advantages (reduction of weight, reduced power and fuel consumption, reduction of development cost and certification effort), the IMA platform also adds an additional layer of complexity. Due to the safety-critical nature of many avionics functions careful and accurate verification and testing are imperative. This thesis describes results achieved from research on model-based testing of IMA systems, in part obtained during the European research project SCARLETT. It presents a complete framework which enables IMA domain experts to design and run model-based tests on bare module, configured module, and application level in a standardised test environment. The first part of this thesis provides background information on the relevant topics: the IMA concept, domain-specific languages, model-based testing, and the TTCN-3 standard. The second part introduces the IMA Test Modelling Language (ITML) framework and its components. It describes a tailored TTCN-3 test environment with appropriate adapters and codecs. Based on MetaEdit and its meta-metamodel GOPPRR, it defines the three variants of the domain-specific language ITML, each with its abstract and concrete syntax as well as static and dynamic semantics. The process of test procedure generation from ITML models is explained in detail. Furthermore, the design and implementation of a universal Test Agent is shown. A dedicated communication protocol for controlling the agent is defined as well. The third part provides an evaluation of the framework. It shows usage scenarios in the SCARLETT project, gives a comparison to related tools and approaches, and explains the advantages of using the ITML framework for an IMA domain expert. The final part presents several example ITML models. It also provides reference material like XML schemata, framework source code, and model validators.
|Keywords:||Avionics; DSM; Domain-specific Modelling; IMA; Integrated Modular Avionics; ITML; Language; MBT; Model-based Testing; MetaEdit; Test Agent; TTCN-3||Issue Date:||10-Dec-2014||Type:||Dissertation||URN:||urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-00104131-10||Institution:||Universität Bremen||Faculty:||FB3 Mathematik/Informatik|
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