Deployment Calculation and Analysis for a Fail-Operational Automotive Platform

Klaus Becker, Michael Armbruster, Bernhard Schätz and Christian Buckl

1st Workshop on Engineering Dependable Systems of Systems (EDSoS),

May 2014


In domains like automotive, safety-critical features are increasingly realized by software. Some features might even require fail-operational behavior, so that they must be provided even in the presence of random hardware failures. A new fault-tolerant SW/HW architecture for electric vehicles provides inherent safety capabilities that enable fail-operational features. In this paper we introduce a formal model of this architecture and an approach to calculate valid deployments of mixed-critical software-components to the execution nodes, while ensuring fail-operational behavior of certain components. Calculated redeployments cover the cases in which faulty execution nodes have to be isolated. This allows to formally analyze which set of features can be provided under decreasing available execution resources.

subject terms: Model-based Systems Engineering, MbSE