IRT Saint Exupéry pursues a series of portraits devoted to the men and women who best represent the institute: its researchers. Their high-level skills and wealth of experience contribute hugely to IRT Saint Exupéry’s performance and unique position, which is so crucial for its members and partners.
Can you tell us about your career?
I went towards modelling complex systems (MBSE) when I became an R&D engineer at the Toulouse-based SMB Artal Technologies. My job was to help develop a method and tool for modelling and simulating complex systems for integration, verification and validation in the early design phases of avionics architectures. I also contributed to the IRT Saint Exupéry INGEQUIP project by modelling the system architecture of the Twirtee robot using the Capella tool. After two years, I joined CS GROUP in 2017 with a dual mission. I do MBSE expertise with CS Group customers to support their activities, from defining their needs to validating the systems, and I’m available part-time at IRT Saint Exupéry on the CAPHCA project.
Can you tell us more about the IRT Saint Exupéry CAPCHA project and the role you play in it?
CAPHCA pools several tools and methods – academic and industrial – which already exist or that have been developed in the project. These tools address various industrial problems, in a large chain of tools to consolidate expertise, observations and results. My contribution consists of modelling the entire tool chain to give a clear structure to a broad and disparate set of software components. It will facilitate their interconnection by improving the way the interfaces and exchanged data are controlled. What is more, it will highlight the relationship between operational needs and technological solutions. It is a transverse activity of consolidation and consistency. I have this opportunity to work with all the members of the team to understand their needs, whether in terms of software or hardware.
What results have been obtained?
The final review is planned for December and the project will make way in 2020 for a further development, the scope of which is being defined with industrial partners.
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Publications CAPHCA project – ERTS 2020 (9)
 Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aérotechnique, Groupe ISAE, Poitiers
 Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (CNRS/INP Toulouse/Univ. Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier/Uni. Toulouse 1 Capitole/Univ. Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès). Thesis supervisors: Christian Fraboul and Jean-Luc Scharbarg, Katia Jaffres-Runser
 Integrated Modular Avionics
 Critical applications on predictable high-performance computing architecture
 System on a chip which may include memory, one or more microprocessors, interface peripherals or any other component needed to perform the expected function
 Field-Programmable Gate Arrays
 Open Multi-Processing: application programming interface (API) for parallel computing on shared memory architecture.
 ERTS 2020 – 10th European Congress on Embedded Real Time Software and Systems, 29-31 janvier 2020, Toulouse