Start of the European embedded systems project CRYSTAL (Critical system engineering acceleration)

News from May 28, 2013

In the context of the European Technology Initiative ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking the project CRYSTAL has started early May 2013. In the project technological and methodological bricks for a more efficient development of safety-critical embedded systems are created, with an emphasis on the transportation and healthcare sector. Fraunhofer FOKUS contributes substantially to the definition of the Interoperability Specification (IOS) and participates to implementation and quality assurance of the reference technology platform (RTP).

CRYSTAL aims at fostering Europe’s leading edge position in embedded systems engineering in particular regarding quality and cost effectiveness of safety-critical embedded systems and architecture platforms. Its overall goal is to enable sustainable paths to speed up the maturation, integration, and cross-sectoral reusability of technological and methodological bricks of the factories for safety-critical embedded systems engineering in the areas of transportation (aerospace, automotive and rail) and healthcare.

With its technology ModelBus®, the competence center MOTION (Modeling and Testing for System and Service Solutions) of Fraunhofer FOKUS offers a reference implementation of parts of the Interoperability Specification (IOS). Beside the cross-cutting technologies, Fraunhofer FOKUS also supports the application of these technologies in an industrial context where special emphasis is put on the automotive domain.

CRYSTAL consists of 71 partners from 10 European countries.

Project duration: May 2013 – May 2016

Project budget: Euro 82 million (consisting of European, national and industrial funding).