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National Initiatives

The goal of the project ”FAUTOCOES” (number ANR-09-SEGI-004) of the ARPEGE program of the French National Agency of Research (ANR) can be described as follows. Today, complex technological processes must maintain an acceptable behavior in the event of random structural perturbations, such as failures or component degradation. Aerospace engineering provides numerous examples of such situations: an aircraft has to pursue its mission even if some gyroscopes are out of order, a space shuttle has to succeed in its re-entry trip with a failed on-board computer. Failed or degraded operating modes are parts of an embedded system history and should therefore be accounted for during the control synthesis.

These few basic examples show that complex systems like embedded systems are inherently vulnerable to failure of components and their reliability has to be improved through fault-tolerant control. Embedded systems require mathematical representations which are in essence dynamic, multi-model and stochastic. This increasing complexity poses a genuine scientific challenge:

Our aim is to meet the previously mentioned challenge by using the framework of piecewise deterministic Markov processes (PDMP's in short) with an emphasis on probabilistic and deterministic numerical methods. More precisely, our objectives are

More details are available at http://fautocoes.bordeaux.inria.fr/ .


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