P18060-N04 TTCAR - Time-Triggered Communication Architecture for an Autonomous Mobile Robot System
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A big part of the success of this project has to be attributed to the possibility of discussion and cooperations with other research groups. In particular, I want to name the Institute of Computer Technology, which hosted the team that developed the Tinyphoon hardware. A fruitful cooperation was the joint supervision by Prof. Dietrich (ICT), Dr. Mahlknecht (ICT), and Dr. Elmenreich of Stefan Krywult's Master thesis on the time-triggered communication protocol for small autonomous robots. The ideas on configuration via model-integrated computing derived from a contact with Prof. Sztipanovits and Prof. Karsai from the Institute of Software-Integrated Services at the University of Vanderbilt. Intermediate results on the configuration approach have been discussed in the privatissimum of Prof. Schmid's Embedded Computing Systems group at Vienna University of Technology. A visit of Dr. Elmenreich at Prof. Kaiser's Embedded Systems and Operating Systems group at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universitšt Magdeburg facilitated discussions and a comparison of the protocol approach. The simulation for the wireless scenarios have been supported by Prof. Ledeczi and his team Institute of Software-Integrated Services at the University of Vanderbilt. A visit of Dr. Elmenreich at Prof. Tovar's group CISTER (Research Centre in Real-Time Computing Systems) at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto was also very fruitful in discussions about project results on real-time systems and sensor fusion. Finally, the change of the project leader Dr. Elmenreich from the real-time systems group at TU Vienna to the Mobile Systems Group at Klagenfurt University had a further positive effect on the project, since it gave us the opportunity to enable the integration of knowledge of real-time and wireless systems in the project.

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FWFDer Wissenschaftsfonds