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FTOS-Verify: Analysis and Verification of Non-Functional Properties for Fault-Tolerant Systems

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Executive Summary

The focus of the tool FTOS is to alleviate designers' burden by offering code generation for non-functional aspects including fault-tolerance mechanisms. One crucial aspect in this context is to ensure that user-selected mechanisms for the system model are sufficient to resist faults as specified in the underlying fault hypothesis. In this paper, formal approaches in verification are proposed to assist the claim. The authors first raise the precision of FTOS into pure mathematical constructs, and formulate the deterministic assumption, which is necessary as an extension of Giotto-like systems (e.g., FTOS) to equip with fault-tolerance abilities. They show that local properties of a system with the deterministic assumption will be preserved in a modified synchronous system used as the verification model.

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