Antonio Bertachini (INPE) just started his three-months secondment at CINI-UNIFI. He will work with the Florence research group on satellites orbits dynamics, in particular on what-if analysis in case of satellites unavailability. 

The 4th WAFERS workshop took place at ISSRE on 9 October 2023, in Florence. The workshop included a keynote given by Zoltan Micskei (BME), one journal first article and four brand new research papers, as results of ADVANCE project collaborations.

The workshop was attended also by several participants external to the project.

Many thanks goes to the workshop chairs Tommaso Zoppi (UNIFI-CINI), Francesco Brancati (Resiltech) and Esther Colombini (UNICAMP).

Fátima Mattiello and Antonio Bertachini (INPE) are currently seconded at the University of Florence for a period of three weeks. The CINI group is collaborating with them to address the challenge of the GOLDS satellite constellation for environmental data collection. In particular, they are focusing on optimizing satellites orbits to achieve high visibility of ground stations.

Fátima Mattiello and Antonio Prado (INPE) ended their three-week secondment at CINI-UNIFI. In this period they worked together with the UNIFI group on the GOLDS constellation of nanosatellites. In particular, the objective of this collaboration is to build a modeling framework for the evaluation of the performability of GOLDS constellation.

During this period, Fátima Mattiello gave a lecture at the ADVANCE Graduate School. The topic of the lecture was the Verification and Validation in the context of space system engineering.

Prof. András Pataricza from Budapest University of Technology and Economics was visiting ResilTech for his two-week secondment. He was working on collecting V&V data from public data sources, analyzing them, and evaluating the results.

He conducted a closing presentation addressing the implications of the new EU Cyber Resilience Act focusing on its impact on the safety and security analysis of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS).