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Jarmo Alanen

Master of Science, Senior Scientist

1990 …2021
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Jarmo Alanen: M.Sc. from Tampere University of Technology in 1986. Jarmo has been working in Hollming ltd. Electronics from 1985 to 1989 on embedded electronics for marine research vessels. Starting from 1990, he has been working as a Research Scientist (and later Senior Scientist) at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.   

Jarmo has conducted research on distributed control systems of mobile machines, especially on digital communication buses of machines and on dependability, diagnostics and safety of machine control systems. During recent years, he has carried out research in the area of Systems Engineering (including requirements engineering) both in machinery and nuclear sector. He has worked in close cooperation with industrial companies. He has published several articles and research notes on machine automation, machinery safety and Systems engineering. His main expertise include:

Distributed control systems of vehicles and mobile machines, especially Controller Area Network (CAN) systems Embedded real-time systems in general Dependability of electronics Safety analysis of machine control system Safety of communications of machine control systems Diagnostics of control systems Hardware-In-the-Loop systems Systems Engineering methodology and tools (including Requirements Engineering).Model-Based Systems Engineering (including model-based conformity assessment). Jarmo has been involved in control system development projects of  Finnish work machine manufacturers, such as John Deere Forestry (former Timberjack), Metso Minerals and Sandvik Mining and Construction. Jarmo has also carried out several safety analyses of machinery control systems for the off-road work machines manufacturers. He has been creating systems, safety and requirements engineering tools, methods and platforms for the work machine manufacturers and their control system providers and for nuclear companies.

Jarmo has been involved in several ITER projects relating to the engineering of Remote Handling Control System of the RH Devices of the ITER Tokamak reactor.

Education/Academic qualification

Computing, Master


  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Machine Control Systems
  • Automation Systems
  • Risk Analysis
  • Digital Communications Systems
  • Model Based Engineering
  • Safety Engineering
  • Compliance Management
  • Fusion Engineering
  • Fission Engineering

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Projects 2019 2021

Research Output 1990 2019

Early hybrid safety and security risk assessment based on interdisciplinary dependency models

Papakonstantinou, N., Linnosmaa, J., Alanen, J., Bashir, A. Z., O'Halloran, B. & Van Bossuyt, D. L., 1 Jan 2019, RAMS 2019 - 2019 Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, Proceedings. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

Risk Assessment
Risk assessment
Critical infrastructures
Critical Infrastructure

Remote diagnostics application software for remote handling equipment

Alanen, J., Ruiz Morales, E., Muhammad, A., Saarinen, H. & Minkkinen, J., 29 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Fusion Engineering and Design.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Application programs
Control systems
User interfaces
1 Citation (Scopus)

Automatic fault tree generation from multidisciplinary dependency models for early failure propagation assessment

Papakonstantinou, N., Alanen, J., Linnosmaa, J. & O'Halloran, B., 2018, ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference: 38th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME, Vol. 1B. 10 p. DETC2018-85189

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

Propagation Failure
Fault Tree
Systems engineering
Systems Engineering
2 Citations (Scopus)

A model driven approach for early assessment of defense in depth capabilities of complex sociotechnical systems

Papakonstantinou, N., Tommila, T., O'Halloran, B., Alanen, J. & Bossuyt, D. L. V., 1 Jan 2017, 37th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME, Vol. 1. 10 p. 67257

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

Socio-technical Systems
Large scale systems
Complex Systems
Design Process

Conformity assessment data model

Alanen, J., Linnosmaa, J. & Tommila, T., 2017, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 34 p. (VTT Research Report, Vol. VTT-R-06743-17).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Data structures
Spent fuels
Systems engineering
Nuclear power plants