Real Time Communication
The research focus of Real Time Communication group is the integration of Ethernet based communication protocols into embedded devices used in automation systems. Alongside deterministic communication the devices have to fulfill requirements for functional safety and IT security. In order to reach the various safety and security goals and requirements a complex set of different actions must be applied to the development process. This requires the careful selection of hardware components or processes in software engineering. This gives rise to the need of a non-interrupted tool chain.
In addition we would like to establish a consistent view coming from functionality analysis and assessment up to bus diagnosis and robustness testing. The experiences will be contributed to protocol specifications and implementations.