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Verification & Performance Measurement for Transport Protocol Parallel Routing of an AUTOSAR Gateway System

  • A wide range of methods and techniques have been developed over the years to manage the increasing complexity of automotive Electrical/Electronic systems. Standardization is an example of such complexity managing techniques that aims to minimize the costs, avoid compatibility problems and improve the efficiency of development processes. A well-known and -practiced standard in automotive industry is AUTOSAR (Automotive Open System Architecture). AUTOSAR is a common standard among OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer), suppliers and other involved companies. It was developed originally with the goal of simplifying the overall development and integration process of Electrical/Electronic artifacts from different functional domains, such as hardware, software, and vehicle communication. However, the AUTOSAR standard, in its current status, is not able to manage the problems in some areas of the system development. Validation and optimization process of system configuration handled in this thesis are examples of such areas, in which the AUTOSAR standard offers so far no mature solutions. Generally, systems developed on the basis of AUTOSAR must be configured in a way that all defined requirements are met. In most cases, the number of configuration parameters and their possible settings in AUTOSAR systems are large, especially if the developed system is complex with modules from various knowledge domains. The verification process here can consume a lot of resources to test all possible combinations of configuration settings, and ideally find the optimal configuration variant, since the number of test cases can be very high. This problem is referred to in literature as the combinatorial explosion problem. Combinatorial testing is an active and promising area of functional testing that offers ideas to solve the combinatorial explosion problem. Thereby, the focus is to cover the interaction errors by selecting a sample of system input parameters or configuration settings for test case generation. However, the industrial acceptance of combinatorial testing is still weak because of the deficiency of real industrial examples. This thesis is tempted to fill this gap between the industry and the academy in the area of combinatorial testing to emphasizes the effectiveness of combinatorial testing in verifying complex configurable systems. The particular intention of the thesis is to provide a new applicable approach to combinatorial testing to fight the combinatorial explosion problem emerged during the verification and performance measurement of transport protocol parallel routing of an AUTOSAR gateway. The proposed approach has been validated and evaluated by means of two real industrial examples of AUTOSAR gateways with multiple communication buses and two different degrees of complexity to illustrate its applicability.

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Author:Hassan Mohammad
URN (permanent link):urn:nbn:de:hbz:386-kluedo-44041
Advisor:Peter Liggesmeyer
Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Language of publication:English
Publication Date:2016/06/28
Date of first Publication:2016/06/28
Publishing Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Granting Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Acceptance Date of the Thesis:2016/06/17
Date of the Publication (Server):2016/06/30
Tag:Software Testing
GND-Keyword:AUTOSAR; Combinatorial Testing; Gateway; Software Testing; Transport Protocol
Number of page:X, 123
Faculties / Organisational entities:Fachbereich Informatik
CCS-Classification (computer science):D. Software
DDC-Cassification:0 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft / 004 Informatik
Licence (German):Standard gemäß KLUEDO-Leitlinien vom 30.07.2015