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Specialist Task Force 400:
Platform for Interoperability Testing of ePassport Reader Systems

Who we are:

Team Leader: Mr. Laurent Velez, ETSI, laurent.velez@etsi.org
Team Members: Mr. Zdenek Riha
Mr. Alexandre Berge
Mr. Yann Garcia
Mr. Alexander Fetke
Mr. Holger Funke
Mr. Roland Borris
Mr. Stephane Jobard
Mr. Andras Talas

What we do:

The objective of this project is to design, build and test a prototype TTCN-3 Test System for ePassport Reader Conformance Testing. The action aims to use a standardized methodology following ISO/IEC 9646, providing also a full support to ISO/IEC 17025 requirements for test laboratories.

For more details, see our Terms of Reference

Why we do it:

As stated in the EC 2009 ICT standardisation work programme, the ESOs are invited to identify standards specifying interoperability tests for biometric products like ePassport and ePassport readers, and to initiate any further European activity that might be needed in relation to the testing and validation of biometric products.

This proposal addresses the issue of ePassport conformity and devices and readers to support biometric passport implementation. ETSI is working closely with EC JRC IPSC (Join Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizens) at Ispra in charge of ePassport conformance testing.

How we do it:

The objective of this proposed action is to design, build and test a prototype TTCN-3 Test System for ePassport Reader Conformance Testing. The action aims to use a standardized methodology following ISO/IEC 9646, providing also a full support to ISO/IEC 17025 requirements for test laboratories.

This will be achieved in a joint effort between the EC Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

The overall project consists of 2 work phases, but this proposal applies only for the second phase.

Phase 1, Completed at the end of 2009, consists of the production of 11 sample test cases for the ePassport reader that are to be written in the standardised test specification language TTCN-3 (Testing and Test Control Notation version 3) [ES 201 873].

Phase 2 (STF400) starting in 1st March 2010, consists of the production of the complete test system prototype.  In order that the phase1 test cases may be executed in a real environment, the prototype needs to be developed including adaptation layers, message encoders and management interface.

An extension of TTCN-3 test cases is then planned during the STF. The final goal is to develop a representative range of test cases and to validate them against real ePassport reader devices.

Time plan for the work:

We intend to complete our work by August 2011.

How to contact us:

If you would like more information, please contact the STF Leader: laurent.velez@etsi.org

 

This information is based upon STF working assumptions.
The views expressed do not necessarily represent the position of ETSI in this context.

Last updated: 2013-04-13 17:33:44