These are the release notes of FSAP/NuSMV-SA 1.2.4.
Old Release Notes
This release of the FSAP platform has several improvements. Hereafter there is the list of these improvements:
The optimizations 'layering' and 'dynamic COI' have been added for monotonic BDD analysis.
Introduction of the Fault Coverage Index: the percentage of failure instances detected by a message or message class (not including those failures marked "Not Scored for BIT").
Introduction of the Fault Isolation Index.
Improved results displayer window with a pane summarizing the execution of the analysis task. This summary file and the NuSMV output are also stored in the results directory.
Added SVG export from Fault Tree Displayer (note: the exported SVG file is best viewed with Adobe's SVG Viewer plugin in Internet Explorer).
Fixed problem in Plotter due to missing PROBABILITY variable.
If the ID in an analysis task does not match that of a SR/Message/MessageClass, then the analysis task is now ignored. This avoids a crash when opening corrupted SAT XML files.
The main features of the FSAP/NuSMV-SA platform are:
Support for SAT XML format
Full support to GFML (Generic Failure Mode Library): failure modes can be defined in the GFML, used from FSAP, and automatically injected into the model.
Full support to GSRL (Generic Safety Requirements Library): safety patterns can be defined in the GSRL, used from FSAP, and loaded at the user request.
Analysis task manager
Automatic model extension.
Possibility of defining custom failures directly into the system model.
Possibility of defining or importing custom failure sets, comprising several failure modes, and including them directly into the system model.
Possibility of defining messages for fault isolation or fault detection analysis.
Possibility of grouping messages into message classes for fault isolation or fault detection analysis.
Highlighting of changes: parts of the SAT that are changed appear in red.
Quick search of Safety Requirements and Failure Modes.
Integration with NuSMV-SA.
Result Displayer, for accessing in an integrated way all the results of the analyses.
Fault Tree Displayer, that reads files in Fault Tree Plus tabular format.
Viewer of traces in tabular and graphical form (through GnuPlot).
Monotonic and non-monotonic fault tree construction
Generation of traces for each minimal cut set of a fault tree
Possibility of choosing different model checker engine: either BDD or SAT-based model checker
Ordering analysis on minimal cut sets
Implementation of Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) producing tab-delimited text output
Construction of fault trees, generation of traces, ordering analysis, simulation, and verification of properties are integrated with FSAP
Calculation of the probability for a Top Level Event of a Fault Tree given the probability of the basic events.
All NuSMV2 commands available from textual interface
Win32: MS Windows XP
Linux: Red Hat Desktop 4.
In order to correctly run FSAP/NuSMV-SA, the following tools/libraries are used: m4 and Expat are included in the distribution (in the case of Windows, for Linux they should be installed already - m4 at least) but Gnuplot must be downloaded separately:
m4 (this tool should already be available under Linux and distributed with
FSAP for Windows. You can find m4
for Windows at
The GNU `m4' is covered by the GNU GPL. A copy of the license is included with FSAP or can be found at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html. A copy of the source files for this version of `m4' can be found at http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/downlinks/m4-src.php
Expat (a copy of the license is also included with FSAP)
Gnuplot (for graphing counter examples).
Windows Platforms. Installation procedure on Windows platform uses the standard approach.
Download the relevant FSAP-Setup.exe file from the Download page.
Double click on FSAP-Setup.exe and follow the instructions.
Unix Platforms. The only *nix platform for which we provide pre-compiled binaries is Red Hat Linux. Compiled versions for other *nix like systems are available on demand.
Download and install Expat if necessary.
Download the relevant .zip file from the Download page.
Unzip the package in a directory of your choice.
Click here to see the release notes of all the previous versions of the FSAP/NuSMV-SA platform.
Last Update: $Date: 2008/02/11 17:08:57 $