Bachelor and Master Theses

Title: Guidelines for SysML modelling of vehicular subsystem interfaces and dependencies
Level: Basic or Advanced (contact supervisor)
Description: Modern vehicles contain a large number of subsystems controlled by software, and important subsystems are often developed by specific groups in the organization, each using their own set of languages and tools to design, implement and test the software. Interactions and dependences between subsystems are generally managed by experience and informal architectural descriptions, but this can lead to unexpected problems and delays if it is discovered during integration that the interaction differs from what was expected. One way to reduce these problems is to introduce more formalised system level modelling. However, general purpose system modelling languages, such as SysML, have a very wide range of modelling possibilities, and in order to be effective in a specific company context, common modelling rules, practices and guidelines should be established that are suitable for a specific company context.

The aim of this thesis is to develop guidelines for modelling vehicular systems in SysML, focusing on the interfaces and dependencies between subsystems (i.e., investigate what kind of information is needed to describe interactions and dependencies between subsystems and how to represent it). The work will be done in close collaboration with Volvo Construction Equipment, and a case study from one of their vehicles will be used to evaluate the applicability of the developed guidelines.
Company: Volvo Construction Equipment
Prerequisites: General knowledge in system/software modelling is required. Specific experience with SysML, model driven development or embedded systems is valuable.
IDT supervisors:
Jan Carlson, +46-21-151722
Examinator: Antonio Cicchetti
Antonio Cicchetti, +46-21-151762

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