Virtual Engineering for Smart Embedded Systems (ViSE)
02.05.2018 - 30.04.2021
Digitalization is one of the main drivers of innovation in almost all sectors of the economy. In addition to the growing importance of smartphones, the cloud and intelligent business processes, digitization has now also reached the core of the German and Rhineland-Palatinate economy.
The resulting collective intelligence of smart embedded systems offers invaluable potential, but at the same time poses numerous open challenges for industry and research. This is because software in safety-critical systems such as cars, machines or medical devices endangers human lives in the event of a fault and must therefore meet strict safety norms and standards.
ViSE project concentrates on developing methods and technologies that enable resilient intelligence in smart embedded systems. The project would enable the cooperation between TUK with its strong background in system engineering, Fraunhofer Innovation Center for Smart Embedded Systems - ENARIS and the Fraunhofer Performance Center "Simulation- and Software-based Innovations".
This project has two major goals in focus:
- Methods for virtual quality assurance:
Methods of quality assurance of smart embedded systems would be investigated, in particular with the aim of proving safety, using virtual processes. Concepts in the context of virtual engineering will be developed. The security concept-based derivation of coverage dimensions and associated testing criteria also would be investigated.
- Dynamic Safety Management in Resilient Architectures
Smart embedded systems are characterized by a high degree of uncertainty, which results from the fact that neither the collaboration partners of the systems nor the environmental situations and operating conditions of the systems can be sufficiently predicted. Within this scope, concepts for safety management at runtime will be developed.
Collaborative Embedded Systems (CrESt)
01.02.2017 - 30.04.2020
For years, there has been a significant shift in engineering of embedded and cyber-physical systems towards dynamically formed collaborative systems of cyber-physical systems. Dynamic system clusters are essential to technology-driven visions of the future, as exemplified by automatic transport of humans and things, Smart Cities, advanced medicine technology, intelligent factories, and assisted living.
The goal of the project „Collaborative Embedded Systems“ (CrESt) is to create a framework for the development of collaborative embedded systems to address the novel challenges. The approach will build on the SPES development methodology and contribute to the competitiveness of the German industry in this highly promising field of application.
Automotive, Railway and Avionics Multicore Systems II (ARAMiS II)
Contact Person : M.Sc. Sebastian Müller
01.10.2016 - 30.09.2019
Safety-critical applications in the domains automotive and avionics as well as the future topic Industry 4.0 show a clear and still increasing demand for digital processing power. This can be provided by multicore technologies. The cooperation project ARAMiS, successfully completed in March 2015, demonstrated that multicore processors can also be used in safety-critical applications.
Based on these findings, ARAMiS II aims at development processes, tools and platforms for the efficient use of multicore architectures available in industry. The ARAMiS II consortium started its work on October 1st, 2016. It consists of 33 partners and is scheduled for three years. The project budget is 24 Mio. Euros in total. ARAMiS II is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research with ca. 15 Mio. Euro. It is coordinated by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.
Automotive, Railway and Avionics Multicore Systems (ARAMiS)
01.12.2011 - 30.11.2014
The German Ministry of Education and Research supports the development of novel computer processor concepts for the operation in future traffic systems. The goal of “ARAMiS” is the improvement of the operational safety of automobiles, trains and airplanes. Within the scope of ARAMis new concepts for the application of powerful computer processors with multiple cores in transportation and traffic systems are developed to increase the safety, efficiency and the comfort of those systems.
Up to now only single-core processors are used in airplanes and automobiles, because their behavior can be predicted with certainty which is a prerequisite for the certification of safety-critical systems. But single-core processors are reaching their limits and are increasingly disappearing from the market. The ARAMiS project unites well-known research institutes and fabricators from automobile-, transportation- and aircraft industries as well as hard- and software producers to develop highly performant multi-core processors.
ARAMiS is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and more than 30 industrial partners.