Automotive Sensors and Networks - B3M38ASE

Credits 6
Semesters Summer
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching Czech
Extent of teaching 2P+2L
The course provides students with a deeper insight into the functional principles of advanced sensor systems in cars, methods of signal processing in sensors and explains how to use them in vehicle subsystems. It also deals with distributed vehicle systems for real-time control and methods of their testing. Theoretical lectures are complemented by practical laboratory teaching with real elements (ECUs, sensors) of modern vehicles.
Study targets
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the functional principles and methods of using advanced sensor systems in cars and to teach them the practical implementation of related algorithms for signal processing from sensors. Next goal is to explain in detail the functional principles of vehicle distributed systems for real-time control and methods of their design (planning, scheduling). The last goal is to provide an overview of methods for testing vehicle distributed systems, especially at the integration testing level.
Course outlines
1. Vehicle distributed control systems, requirements, structure, functions.
2. Sensors of autonomous vehicles - overview, radar
3. Sensors of autonomous vehicles - lidar, ultrasonic sensors, cameras
4. Special sensors (rain sensor…)
5. Vehicle Networks (CAN FD)
6. Vehicle networks (LIN, FlexRay)
7. Communication planning and scheduling
8. Automotive Ethernet, Audio Video bridging
9. Time Sensitive Networks, AUTOSAR
10. Design and testing of vehicle electronic systems
11. Model-driven design, Model-based testing.
12. HIL, SIL, methods of test prioritization
13. Vehicle communication with the outside environment (V2X)
14. Security aspects of communication technologies
Exercises outlines
Laboratory exercises are focused on the practical application of theoretical knowledge. They will require homework in the form of self-study and subsequent elaboration of a protocol evaluating the measured or otherwise obtained results, their agreement with theoretical assumptions and justifying any differences.
During the laboratory exercises, students will use microprocessor kits with integrated sensors and vehicle communication interfaces, automotive ECUs and sensors, and practical experience with real HIL systems used for car integration testing will be available.
[1] Ripka, P., Tipek, A.: Modern Sensors Handbook, ISTE 2007, ISBN 978-1-905209-66-8
[2] Navet, N., Simonot-Lion, F.: Automotive Embedded Systems Handbook, CRC Press 2017, ISBN 0849380278