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RIS citation export for THPHA160: Experience With Static PLC Code Analysis at CERN

TY - CONF
AU - Tsiplaki Spiliopoulou, C.
AU - Blanco Viñuela, E.
AU - Fernández Adiego, B.
ED - Schaa, Volker RW
TI - Experience With Static PLC Code Analysis at CERN
J2 - Proc. of ICALEPCS2017, Barcelona, Spain, 8-13 October 2017
C1 - Barcelona, Spain
T2 - International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Control Systems
T3 - 16
LA - english
AB - The large number of industrial control systems based on PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) available at CERN implies a huge number of programs and lines of code. The software quality assurance becomes a key point to ensure the reliability of the control systems. Static code analysis is a relatively easy-to-use, simple way to find potential faults or error-prone parts in the source code. While static code analysis is widely used for general purpose programming languages (e.g. Java, C), this is not the case for PLC programs. We have analyzed the possibilities and the gains to be expected from applying static analysis to the PLC code used at CERN, based on the UNICOS framework. This paper reports on our experience with the method and the available tools and sketches an outline for future work to make this analysis method practically applicable.
PB - JACoW
CP - Geneva, Switzerland
SP - 1787
EP - 1791
KW - ion
KW - PLC
KW - controls
KW - software
KW - framework
DA - 2018/01
PY - 2018
SN - 978-3-95450-193-9
DO - 10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2017-THPHA160
UR - http://jacow.org/icalepcs2017/papers/thpha160.pdf
ER -