Automotive Control Group

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Automotive Control Group

The Automotive Control Group was founded in 2000 to research the use of software and electronics in vehicles.  Since that time the group has built up an international reputation for high calibre graduates through its industry-oriented research programmes and undergraduate embedded systems stream.  

The group has an extensive range of research and employment collaborations with many leading international automotive companies.  Please contact us if you have a collaboration idea that you would like to explore with us.

Please email Brendan Jackman ([email protected]) for information.

Projects

Automotive Software

The group has carried out many research projects in its core area of automotive embedded systems. Areas investigated include software architecture design and optimisation, PREEvision modelling, OSEK, Simulink modelling, Model Based Development, TargetLink code generation and AUTOSAR.  

ADAS - Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

A major research theme that we have initiated is the application of our image processing, genetic algorithms and control systems expertise to solving problems in the automotive industry, particularly for driver assistance and quality control applications.

The Connected Car

The Automotive Control Group has extensive in-depth experience in vehicle networks, including CAN, LIN, FlexRay, MOST and IP.  Our fully equipped laboratory has an extensive range of the latest Vector hardware and software tools for simulating, constructing and testing various configurations of vehicle networks.  Our research covers all layers of the protocol stack including industry standard protocols for Measurement, Calibration and Diagnostics such as CCP/XCP and ISO-15765.  Past research has included detailed performance modelling of a FlexRay controller and protocol stack.

One of our major reseach themes for the future is connecting the car to the wider Internet of Things using standards such as Car2x.

Technology Demonstrators

This is an on-going project with Vector UK to develop technology demonstration units to showcase automotive technology using Vector tools.  PREEvision, CANoe, CANdelaStudio, Indigo and CANape are some of the Vector tools that have been used to date in conjunction with CAN, LIN, FlexRay, MOST and IP vehicle networks.

Vector Informatik GmbH homepage

Further Information

Mr. Brendan Jackman:

  • CAN to FlexRay Migration Framework.Murphy, Richard and Walsh, Frank and Jackman, Brendan (2008) In: Advanced Automotive Electronics Show 2008, 23-Sept-2008, Williams F1 Conference Centre, UK. 
  • An Introduction to FlexRay as an Industrial Network. Shaw, Robert and Jackman, Brendan (2008) In: 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, 30 June - 2 July 2008, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Using Simulation for Designing In-vehicle Network Gateways. Zhu. W. and Jackman, B. 2007 SAE World Congress.
  • Using Model Driven Architecture for the Development and Integration of Platform-Independent Vehicle Application Software across Different OEMs.  B. Jackman and S. Sanyanga.  2006 SAE World Congress.
  • Using UML 2.0 to Create Executable Code from Requirements Capture and Consistent Requirement Specifications for Real Time Automotive Software Development.   B. Jackman and S. Sanyanga.  2006 SAE World Congress.
  • Experiences with the ODX Diagnostic Database Standard.  K. Mullery, G. Leppla, D. Boyd, and B. Jackman.  2006 SAE World Congress.
  • Modeling the Timing Considerations of an Automotive-based Time-Triggered System.  J. Chadwick, D. Power and B. Jackman.   2006 SAE World Congress.
  • A Framework for Fine-tuning/Training an Electrical Power Steering Fuzzy Controller.  A. Mjeda, B. Jackman and G. Leen.  2006 SAE World Congress.
  • A Software Component Architecture for Improving Vehicle Software Quality and Integration.  B. Jackman and S. Sanyanga.  2005 SAE World Congress.
  • An Intelligent Diagnostic System for Distributed, Multi-ECU Automotive Control Systems.  T. Foran and B. Jackman. 2005 SAE World Congress.
  • Simulation of KWP over a CAN-BUS Network. F. Keating, G. Walsh and B. Jackman. 2005 SAE World Congress.
  • Software-based Vehicle Dynamic Power Management System.  E. McDonnell and B. Jackman. 2005 SAE World Congress.
  • A Fuzzy Logic Approach for an Electrical Power Steering System.  A. Mjeda and B. Jackman. 2005 SAE World Congress.
  • Wireless Gateway for Intelligent Diagnostics.  R. Butler and B. Jackman. 2005 SAE World Congress.
  • Optimization of Software Function Distribution for OSEK Based In Vehicle Networks.  D. Morrissey, B. Jackman and D. Buttle. 2005 SAE World Congress.
  • From Simulations of vehicle networks, to virtual reality:  This is the modern automotive industry.  F. Keating, G. Walsh and B. Jackman.  The Irish Scientist 2004 Year Book.
  • PowerPC Pipeline Simulation, T. Walsh, B. Jackman, International Postgraduate Research Conference, DIT, 1997.
  • Application Generator for the central of CNC machines - C J Morris, B Jackman and J Browne. Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Systems vol 2 No 4 November 1989.
  • An Expert System for Productibility Analysis - Proceedings of FAIM 91 Conference - 1991, B Jackman and Dr D O'Conchuir.
  • Fuzzy Logic Control of a PCB Vision Inspection System, B. Jackman, J. Griffin, D. Kenny, J. Stanley - Proceedings of FAIM 93 Conference, CRC Press 1993.
  • Hands-on Software Engineering, Proceedings of 2nd All-Ireland Conference on the teaching of Computing, DCU 1994.
  • PowerPC Pipeline Simulation, T. Walsh, B. Jackman, International Postgraduate Research Conference, DIT, 1997.
  • Application Generator for the central of CNC machines - C J Morris, B Jackman and J Browne. Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Systems vol 2 No 4 November 1989.
  • An Expert System for Productibility Analysis - Proceedings of FAIM 91 Conference - 1991, B Jackman and Dr D O'Conchuir.
  • Fuzzy Logic Control of a PCB Vision Inspection System, B. Jackman, J. Griffin, D. Kenny, J. Stanley - Proceedings of FAIM 93 Conference, CRC Press 1993.
  • Hands-on Software Engineering, Proceedings of 2nd All-Ireland Conference on the teaching of Computing, DCU 1994.

 

Dr. Frank Walsh:

Journals:

  • F. Walsh, S. Balasubramaniam, “Reliability and delay analysis for multipath Virus-based Nanonetworks", IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 2013.
  • F. Walsh, S. Balasubramaniam, D. Botvich, and W. Donnelly, “Synthetic protocols for nano sensor transmitting platforms using enzyme and DNA based computing", Nano Communication Networks, vol. 1, no. 1, pp.50-62, 2010.
  • S. Balasubramaniam, N. T. Boyle, A. Della-Chiesa, F.Walsh, A. Mardinoglu, D. Botvich, and A. Prina- Mello “Development of Artifcial Neuronal Networks for Molecular Communication Nano Communication Networks", Nano Communication Networks, vol. 2, no. 2-3, 2011.

 

Conference Proceedings:

  • F. Walsh, S. Balasubramaniam, D. Botvich, T. Suda, T. Nakano, S. F.Bush, and M. O. Foghlu, “Hybrid DNA and enzyme based computing for address encoding, link switching and error correction in molecular communication", Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on Nano-Networks", ICST (Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering), 2009.
  • Murphy, Richard and Walsh, Frank and Jackman, Brendan (2008) A CAN to FlexRay Migration Framework. In: Advanced Automotive Electronics Show 2008, 23-Sept-2008, Williams F1 Conference Centre, UK.

 

Workshops

  • F. Walsh, S. Balasubramaniam, “Reliability of multi-path virus nanonetworks", Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), IEEE Conference on, 2013.
  • F. Walsh, N. T. Boyle, A. Della-Chiesa, A. Mardinoglu, D. Botvich, A. Prina-Mello and S. Balasubramaniam, "Artificial backbone neuronal network for nano scale sensors", Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), IEEE Conference on, 2011.
2011 Liang Zhang Validation of Networked Automotive Control Systemms using Global Predicates.
2009 Robert Shaw Improving the Reliability and Performance of FlexRay Vehicle Network Applications using Simulation Techniques.
2009 Richard Murphy A CAN to FlexRay Migration Framework.
2008 Gareth Leppla Mapping Requirements to AUTOSAR Software Components.
2008 John Walsh Construction of Vehicle Deterioration Models based on Driving Style Analysis.
2007 Weida Zhu Performance Analysis of AUTOSAR Vehicle Gateways.
2006 Jason Chadwick A Timing Analysis of Automotive Time-Triggered Systems.
2005 Richard Butler Wireless Automotive Intelligent Diagnostic Tool.
2005 Anila Mjeda EPS Electrical Power Steering - A Fuzzy Logic Approach.
2005 Eamonn McDonnell Intelligent Dynamic Vehicle Power Management System.
2005 Donal Morrissey Optimization of Software Function Distribution for OSEK-Based In-Vehicle Networks.
2003 Tom Foran An Intelligent Diagnostic System for Distributed Multi-ECU Automotive Control Systems.

Contact

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Address

Automotive Control Group,

c/o Mr. Brendan Jackman,

Waterford Institute of Technology,

Cork Road,

Waterford,

Ireland.


Email

[email protected]

Phone

+353-51-834087