ESCHER is incubated at Vanderbilt University as a unit of
with the intention of spinning off an open, nonprofit corporation (501(c)(3))
in the near future. ESCHER develops and integrates a national infrastructure
required for promoting the creation, transition, integration and maturation
of open tools and technologies that enable predictable and controllable
development of trustworthy embedded systems. The key components of this
technical infrastructure are the following:
- ESCHER web site at http://www.escherinstitute.org/,
which provides structured access to the ESCHER repository.
- Quality controlled ESCHER Repository, which includes services for
content management and navigation.
- Quality monitoring and reporting tools.
The incubation year of ESCHER is co-funded by NSF ($300K), DARPA ($300K),
Boeing ($250K), GM ($250K) and Raytheon ($250K).
Membership in the Chess ESCHER workgroup is currently limited to ESCHER
personnel at UC Berkeley and Vanderbilt.