Dependable and Secure Embedded Node Demonstrator



The European industry competitiveness in the embedded devices market is threatened by challenges such as cost-effectiveness, interoperability, reliability, and re-usability. This is particularly important now, when the value of embedded electronics components share in the final products is increasing, especially in ICT and health/medical equipment domains.
To address these challenges, the pSHIELD project, co-funded by ARTEMIS JU, was aimed at developing an architecture framework supporting security, privacy and dependability (SPD) as built-in features in a network of embedded nodes. That approach will provide industry with the key improvements such as a faster design, standardized development of SPD solutions and a flexible way to reuse already verified embedded systems.
This paper reports the architecture of an FPGA-based intrusion detection embedded device for a freight train, built to validate the pSHIELD concept at a node level. The use case demonstrates the legacy components integration, dependability, security, self-reconfiguration and the node-level composability.


security, dependability, embedded system, FPGA, partial reconfiguration


Embedded systems dependability and security

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CRITICAL Software Technology for an Evolutionary Partnership (CRITICAL STEP)


ERCIM Workshop, the 31st International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security (SAFECOMP 2012), September 2012

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