The Formal Derivation of Mode Logic for Autonomous Satellite Flight Formation

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Publikationens författare: Anton Tarasyuk, Inna Pereverzeva, Elena Troubitsyna, Timo Latvala
Redaktörer: Floor Koornneef, Coen van Gulijk
Publiceringsår: 2015
Förläggare: Springer
Moderpublikationens namn: Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security - 34th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2015, Delft, The Netherlands, September 23-25, 2015, Proceedings
Seriens namn: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Nummer i serien: 9337
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 29
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 43
ISBN: 978-3-319-24254-5
eISBN: 978-3-319-24254-5
ISSN: 0302-9743


Satellite formation flying is an example of an autonomous distributed system that relies on complex coordinated mode transitions to accomplish its mission. While the technology promises significant economical and scientific benefits, it also poses a major verification challenge since testing the system on the ground is impossible. In this paper, we experiment with formal modelling and proof-based verification to derive mode logic for autonomous flight formation. We rely on refinement in Event-B and proof-based verification to create a detailed specification of the autonomic actions implementing the coordinated mode transitions. By decomposing system-level model, we derive the interfaces of the satellites and guarantee that their communication supports correct mode transitions despite unreliability of the communication channel. We argue that a formal systems approach advocated in this paper constitutes a solid basis for designing complex autonomic systems.


Event-B, Formal modelling, Formal verification, Refinement

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