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Towards Generating ECSS-compliant Fault Tree Analysis Results via ConcertoFLA



Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


2nd International Conference on Reliability Engineering


10.1088 / ISSN.1757-899X


Attitude Control Systems (ACSs) maintain the orientation of the satellite in three-dimensional space. ACSs need to be engineered in compliance with ECSS standards and need to ensure a certain degree of dependability. Thus, dependability analysis is conducted at various levels and by using ECSS-compliant techniques. Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) is one of these techniques. FTA is being automated within various Model Driven Engineering (MDE)-based methodologies. The tool-supported CHESS-methodology is one of them. This methodology incorporates ConcertoFLA, a dependability analysis technique enabling failure behavior analysis and thus FTA-results generation. ConcertoFLA, however, similarly to other techniques, still belongs to the academic research niche. To promote this technique within the space industry, we apply it on an ACS and discuss about its multi-faceted potentialities in the context of ECSS-compliant engineering.


author = {Barbara Gallina and Zulqarnain Haider and Anna Carlsson},
title = {Towards Generating ECSS-compliant Fault Tree Analysis Results via ConcertoFLA},
month = {December},
year = {2017},
booktitle = {2nd International Conference on Reliability Engineering},
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