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Evaluation Methodologies in the Development of Dynamically Reconfigurable Systems in the Automotive Industry

Oszwald, Florian; Bertelo, Ruben; Gericota, Manuel; Becker, Juergen

Classical decentralized architectures based on large networks of microprocessor-based Electronic Control Units (ECU), namely those used in self-driving cars and other highly-automated applications used in the automotive industry, are becoming more and more complex. These new, high computational power demand applications are constrained by limits on energy consumption, weight, and size of the embedded components. The adoption of new embedded centralized electrical/electronic (E/E) architectures based on dynamically reconfigurable hardware represents a new possibility to tackle these challenges. However, they also raise concerns and questions about their safety. Hence, an appropriate evaluation must be performed to guarantee that safety requirements resulting from an Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) according to the standard ISO 26262 are met.
In this paper, a methodology for the evaluation of dynamically reconfigurable systems based on centralized architectures is presented. The aim is to evaluate the reliability and probability of failure while exploring the design space without compromise the overall system performance.
The methodology is divided into three stages. ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung (ITIV)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0148-7191
KITopen-ID: 1000105372
Erschienen in WCX SAE World Congress Experience, Detroit, MI, April 21-23, 2020. Proceedings
Veranstaltung WCX SAE World Congress Experience (2020), Detroit, MI, USA, 21.04.2020 – 23.04.2020
Serie SAE technical paper series ; 2020-01-1363
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