Model-Based Design of Distributed Control Applications for FlexRay Networks (Masterarbeit)


Sohaib Zafar



In recent times, a new communication protocol, FleyRay, has emerged to become a de-facto standard for automobile communication systems. In this thesis we will discuss the model-based development of distibuted controllers on FlexRay networks. We will discuss the network design considerations related to control stability. The study first indicates several key components related to the time delay through an analysis of the FlexRay network protocol and presents design guidlines for choosing the network and controller parameters in distributed control systems. Goals of the thesis:

  • Understanding the FlexRay communication protocol
  • Model-based software development using Matlab/Simulink/Simtools/EB-Hardware
  • Implementation of distributed controllers on a FlexRay bus
  • Analysis of system stability
  • Design constraints/guidelines for FlexRay network parameter design
  • Experimental case studies