Libre Space Foundation participates in the REWIRE Research and Innovation Action, which officially started on October 1st, 2022. The project is funded by the European Commission under Horizon Europe Programme (Grant Agreement No. 101070627) and spans the period of October 2022 – September 2025.
REWIRE envisions a holistic framework for continuous security assessment of open-source and open-specification hardware and software for IoT devices. As well as the development of cybersecurity certification in accordance with the requirements and guidelines of the recent EU Cybersecurity Act. In particular, REWIRE proposes a scalable and multifunctional cybersecurity platform that will ensure security throughout the life of IoT devices. This will be achieved with continuous security auditing, trust computing and theorem proofs for defining a hardware-based microarchitecture for enhanced protection targeting open-hardware/software vulnerabilities.
REWIRE has invested in three carefully selected pilots (Automotive, Smart Cities, Smart Satellites), which can address the ambitious objectives of the project, i.e., a customizable TEE based on RISC-V and micro benchmarking for quick and automated assessment of h/w vulnerability. Thus, REWIRE aims to safeguard the entire workflow of secure processing; from the Deployment and Operation of a software-based System of Systems to their patch management when new exploits have been identified during run-time, by providing new trust management mechanisms towards the auditability and certification of SW/HW open-source specifications.
Libre Space Foundation (LSF) undertakes the demonstration and evaluation of the Smart Satellites Use Case of the REWIRE action. Specifically, Libre Space Foundation will work on specifying the requirements, design, set up and deployment of an indicative “flat-sat” engineering model of a complete satellite. This flat-sat model will be featuring a RISC-V-based Onboard Processor, a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Onboard Data Handling Unit, and an LSF, in-house developed COMMS Subsystem and Ground Segment simulator.