Finished projects

The following applied research projects have run at ESI:


Beyond the Ordinary: Design of Embedded Real-time Control

How to get highly advanced knowledge from scientific research applied in industry? For a number of years now, the Embedded Systems Institute (ESI) tries to answer this question. ESI does this by means of technological collaboration projects. The first project recently presented its results; a true example of the results from our knowledge society.


From research instrument to industrial tool

For all high-tech embedded systems of today, it is a matter of survival to include the most advanced knowledge, have the best possible performance, the most flexible functionality, and the shortest product creation cycles achievable. In order to stretch the limits with respect to system qualities such as performance, reliability/robustness, evolvability and costs continuous innovation is needed in all of the technological disciplines together with overall system architecting and design.


Architecting for evolvability

Most infrastructure systems as we know them today, such as the power network, the telephone network, the TV broadcast infrastructure and the Internet, evolved from rather primitive systems with limited scope into highly advanced global systems that in a number of aspects still carry and sometimes suffer from the choices made at the conception of the systems. Evolving these systems to cope with the ever changing market demands requires careful designs and deep understanding of the systems.


‘System-of-systems’ performance and reliability in logistics.

Modern high-tech systems tend to be very complex and often have strict performance and reliability requirements within other general constraints such as cost, product release schedules, etc. Reliable and effective methods and tools to model, analyze and synthesize such systems are crucial to avoid designs with incomplete functionality, excessive implementation costs, and poor system performance and reliability. Without them the inherent complexity of such high-tech systems often enforces expensive re-designs or late extensions of system designs and implementations.


The Ideals project aims to develop a software desing methodology that realizes the structured composition of software from separate modules, while handling system-wide interacting aspects of a problem domain. The results of the project are essential for the engineering of next generation complex embedded systems.


Dynamic information-centric systems-of-systems

The Poseidon project rises to the challenge to discover new ways on how to build advanced systems of systems, and therefore on how to allow for flexibility, adaptability and evolvability in systems of systems while ensuring reliability – a crucial requirement, not only in the domain of maritime safety systems that provides Poseidon’s exemplary application and the industrial laboratory needed for its success.


Model-based integration and testing of complex high-tech products

The Tangram project aims at a significant reduction of lead time and cost in the integration and test phase of complex high-tech products. At the same time the product quality should be maintained or improved.


Reliability by design

Modern technical systems such as household goods, DVD players, PCs, medical X-ray imaging, printers, advanced car vehicles, and airplanes rely increasingly on software. Complex systems cannot be built without software accomplishing their integration. Embedded computer programs monitor the whole system and take care that the system accomplishes more than its parts would. In such software-intensive systems reliability is of prime importance.