Title: Three in-vehicle networks projects (NXP)

Project type: Graduation assignment

Short description:

  1. Simulative analysis of automotive traffic shapers in Ethernet in-vehicular networks
    Description: Ethernet will soon be used as the main backbone for in-vehicular networking. This requires (1) the development of automotive-specific protocols that regulate the flow of data accessing the interconnect and (2) their subsequent implementation in the components of these networks. The goal of this project is the classification and characterization of the traffic shapers currently being proposed in industry forums for automotive applications (e.g. IEEE and AVnu). These analyses will include a characterization of the hardware implementation of each traffic shaper as well as the impact that these will have on the end-to-end communications between ECUs.
  2. Distributed stream reservation for automotive Ethernet applications.
    Description: Ethernet will soon be used as in-vehicular network backbone connecting the main subsystems of a car. In such a scenario, critical and non-critical traffic streams will be sharing a single interconnect. The dynamic-stream reservation protocol defined by the IEEE 802.1AVB standard is a powerful technique that offers extreme flexibility in the configuration of the network at a price of a complex and error-prone approach. The goal of this project is the analysis of the reservation protocol via system-level simulation. Further the project considers the simulative analysis of possible automotive-specific optimizations targeted at the simplification and optimization of this protocol.
  3. Transient errors resilient architecture exploration for Automotive safety critical applications
    Description: Transient errors can cause single bits to flip in an electronic circuit. When this circuit is deployed in safety critical domains such as automotive, aeronautics, and industrial automation, transient errors can have a severe impact. In the design phase of a circuit implementation, it is therefore essential to evaluate, and where necessary improve, the resilience of a circuit to all possible transient errors. The goal of this project is to study and evaluate: (1) the effect of transient errors on the system performance using analytical models, (2) possible, efficient mitigation techniques, and (3) different resilient circuit architectures.

Organization: NXP

Contact: dr. R.H. Mak or prof. dr. Johan Lukkien

prof. dr. Johan Lukkien
Last modified: Tue Oct 15 16:15:19 WEDT 2013