DPAC - Dependable Platforms for Autonomous systems and Control

Status:

active

Start date:

2015-09-01

End date:

2023-08-31

The DPAC profile establishes a leading research profile targeting dependable platforms for autonomous systems and control, hosted at Mälardalen University in the Embedded Systems (ES) research environment. This will be accomplished through close collaboration and interaction between ES research groups at MDH and the participating industrial companies. The profile will leverage our solid track record of close cooperation to conduct excellent research, knowledge transfer, and support commercialization with industrial partners. DPAC shall create synergy effects between the partners and a significant increase in coproduction is to be expected.

The ultimate goal of the DPAC profile is to establish a nationally leading and internationally renowned research centre that facilitate close cooperation between academia and industry to achieve a significant increase in research and available knowhow on advanced dependable platforms for embedded systems. Embedded computer systems are nowadays incorporated in many kinds of products including many mission critical applications such as trains, autonomous utility vehicles, aviation, smart grid power management etc. These systems offer advanced functionality and serve an important role for the competitiveness of companies and the future national and global infrastructure. The scientific and technical results of DPAC will support future innovation by providing dependable platforms that can be used to efficiently realize dependable, reliable and safe electronically controlled products.

Four established research groups from MDH will in addition to the staff from companies provide the core competence thrust within DPAC. The research will be organized around three main research areas:

  • Predictability and dependability in parallel architectures
  • Autonomous systems and control
  • Design methodologies

These combined competences give DPAC a unique opportunity to address system-wide research challenges that span several traditional research areas and wide industrial applications as well as forming a robust basis for the research in DPAC.

DPAC brings a wide industrial participation ranging from small-medium enterprises to large multinational corporations. The initial industrial partners are; ABB CRC, ABB Control Technologies, Alten, Arcticus Systems, Bombardier Transportation, BAP, Enea, Ericsson, Hök Instruments, Saab, Volvo Construction Equipment, and Volvo Group Trucks Technology. These companies represent the core of this proposal’s research target and will bring their unique competence and relevant use-cases to facilitate and strengthen the research within DPAC.

DPAC allows a unique opportunity for ES to focus established researchers and new recruits towards the area of dependable systems and platforms. This area is identified as key-area for future growth in both education and research, and where industrial support is already large and anticipated to grow further during the coming decade.

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Model Checking Collision Avoidance of Nonlinear Autonomous Vehicle Models (Nov 2021)
Rong Gu, Cristina Seceleanu, Eduard Paul Enoiu, Kristina Lundqvist
Formal Methods 2021 (FM'21)

Scheduling Elastic Applications in Compositional Real-Time Systems (Sep 2021)
Shaik Salman, Alessandro Papadopoulos, Filip Markovic, Saad Mubeen, Thomas Nolte
26th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation ( ETFA2021)

Schedulability Analysis of Best-Effort Traffic in TSN Networks (Sep 2021)
Bahar Houtan, Mohammad Ashjaei, Masoud Daneshtalab, Mikael Sjödin, Sara Afshar, Saad Mubeen
26th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation ( ETFA2021)

Offloading Accelerator-intensive Workloads in CPU-GPU Heterogeneous Processors (Sep 2021)
Nandinbaatar Tsog, Saad Mubeen, Fredrik Bruhn, Moris Behnam, Mikael Sjödin
26th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation ( ETFA2021)

Time-Sensitive Networking in Automotive Embedded Systems: State of the Art and Research Opportunities (Sep 2021)
Mohammad Ashjaei, Lucia Lo Bello , Masoud Daneshtalab, Gaetano Patti , Sergio Saponara , Saad Mubeen
Journal of Systems Architecture, 2021 (JSA, 110)

A Trade-Off between Computing Power and Energy Consumption of On-Board Data Processing in GPU Accelerated In-Orbit Space Systems (Sep 2021)
Nandinbaatar Tsog, Saad Mubeen, Mikael Sjödin, Fredrik Bruhn
Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Aerospace Technology Japan (ATJ19)

PartnerType
ABB AB, Control Technologies Industrial
ABB Corporate Research Industrial
Alten Sverige AB Industrial
Arcticus Systems AB Industrial
Bombardier Transportation Industrial
Enea Industrial
Ericsson AB Industrial
Saab AB, Avionics Systems Industrial
Senseair Industrial
Unibap AB Industrial
Volvo Construction Equipment AB Industrial
Volvo Group Trucks Technology Industrial