Institute of Transportation Systems
Area of research:
Diploma & Master Thesis
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.
When researching questions relating to autonomous driving, widely varying software frameworks and network structures are utilized in order to obtain answers. As part of the measurement chain, these software and hardware configurations can exert an influence on the quality of the collected data. In order to determine the quality of these configurations, a data plausibility check must be performed.
Your tasks can include:
conception and implementation of generation scripts for the creation of metadata for runtime variables (time stamp) quantification of the actuality of the values (investigation of the database regarding suitability for runtime environment analysis) evaluation of the influence of these metadata on a benchmark test for comparison with other frameworks preparation of the results in textual and presentation form