Specialist Task Force 400:
Platform for Interoperability Testing of ePassport Reader Systems
Who we are:
Team Leader: Mr.
Laurent Velez, ETSI,
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:
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
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.
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
(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:
intend to complete our work by August 2011.
How to contact us:
If you would like more information, please contact the STF Leader:
This information is based upon STF working assumptions.
The views expressed do not necessarily represent the position of ETSI in this
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