45929: Master Student Computer Science or similar - Comparison of software frameworks in the field of robotic middleware

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Braunschweig, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Transportation Systems



Area of research:

Diploma & Master Thesis



Job description:


At the DLR Institute of Transportation Systems (TS), Dominion is the basis middleware for numerous testing facilities, such as automotive laboratories, test vehicles, AIM and a number of railway laboratories. Dominion enables the fast data-exchange between applications and services in real time, both locally on a computer and distributed within a network. One application focus lies in vehicle automation and simulation, where data from sensors/actuators (e.g. steering angle, accelerator-pedal position, etc.) through environment detection and traffic simulation and on to driver-condition recognition (ECG, EEG, facial recognition) are exchanged with high proficiency. Through automatic code generation in Dominion, the application developer is provided with an application framework for differing development environments and operating systems (Windows, Linux, Raspbian), in which all the necessary input and output data are already available.


Within the scope of your master/bachelor thesis/internship, you will be involved in ensuring the quality and further development of our Dominion middleware. Through your investigative spirit and your sound knowledge of software development, preferably in C++, you will provide a valuable contribution towards the improvement of this software framework for current and future research questions in this field.


In order to find out more about Dominion’s strengths and weaknesses, a systematic catalogue of criteria for comparison with other middleware will be developed as part of this work. On the basis of these criteria, Dominion will subsequently be compared with other relevant middleware.


Your tasks can include:


establishing evaluation criteria for middleware researching which middleware is freely or commercially available selection of middleware relevant for comparison collection of criteria via Dominion and the comparison-relevant middleware through research and practical experiments evaluation and demonstration of results

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