SPD Power Node ES solution in pSHIELD framework



Cost reduction of embedded systems design and development is on top of ARTEMIS targets for the consolidation of European industry world leadership in embedded computing technologies. The pSHIELD consortium proposed a framework addressing Security, Privacy and Dependability (SPD) in the context of Embedded Systems (ES) as “built in” rather than as “add-on” functionalities, allowing a seamless composition of SPD technologies.
In this context, the pSHIELD project, co-funded by ARTEMIS-JU initiative, aims at demonstrating SPD composability by applying both existing and new SPD technologies on a SHIELD integrated system. SPD composability is supported by a layered architecture composed of four levels: node, network, middleware and overlay. For each level, the state of the art in SPD of single technologies and solutions will be improved and integrated, and enhanced with composable functionality, in order to fit in the pSHIELD architectural framework.
This paper presents the study underway regarding the definition of the node level architectural framework, and the design and construction of a SPD Node ES prototype. The demonstrator scenario consists of a FM demodulation of an encrypted signal, exhibiting node-level composability, dependability, security, self reconfiguration and legacy component integration. The next step will be the integration of all the four layers into a full pSHIELD demonstrator.


Embedded systems, dependability, security, self-reconfiguration


Embedded Systems nodes

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CRITICAL Software Technology for an Evolutionary Partnership (CRITICAL STEP)


ERCIM Workshop, the 30th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security (SAFECOMP 2011), September 2011

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