Model-based system analysis of the robustness of Autonomous systems against Electromagnetic Interference
This PhD will take up the challenge of the strong reliance of autonomous systems on wireless communication. More specifically, this PhD aims at a virtual, model-based methodology to validate, with a high level of confidence, that the resulting behaviour of an autonomous systems remains as safe as possible, even when subject to severe electromagnetic disturbances. A high level of design confidence for safety means that numerous aspects have to be taken into account, including combinations of diverse electromagnetic disturbances, ageing, wear and contamination. This demands a probabilistic validation and verification (V&V) approach. This PhD will start from a statistical simulation framework to mimic the coupling of diverse, electromagnetic disturbances to a complex system and forecast this coupling in terms of voltages and currents. It will combine this with behavioural models in order to allow to study the resulting functional behaviour of the system under diverse electromagnetic disturbances. Expected Outcome: Validated system behavioural models that take into account the risk and hazards induced electromagnetic disturbances and help to bridge the current gap between the EMC and safety engineering.