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Course INF-64-02-K-6

Simulation of Bus Systems (2V+1U, 4.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 4.0 CP 78 h
2 V Lecture 28 h
1 U Exercise class (in small groups) 14 h
(2V+1U) 4.0 CP 42 h 78 h


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [INF-ES] Embedded Systems and Robotics
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.


  • Foundations of the simulation of bus systems and networks
    • Development of discrete, event-driven simulation models using Java
    • Digital twins for the simulation of systems
    • Integration of simulation models across multiple layers
  • Coupling of simulation models
    • Integration of time and event driven simulation models
    • Realization of the simulation of a communication stack
    • Actor oriented semantics
  • Physical foundations of communication systems
    • Signals, sampling, modulation
    • Continuous/discrete simulation models
  • Automotive bus systems
    • Introduction of relevant communication protocols: CAN, TT-CAN, FlexRay, LIN, MOST
    • Worst-case analysis, holistic analysis of communication times and delays
    • Bus system simulation models based on the CAN protocol
    • Foundations of wireless automotive networks
    • Simulation model coupling using the CAN controller simulation as example
  • Bus systems and commercial vehicle networks
    • ISOBUS networks
  • Real-time Ethernet networks
    • Predictability of network transmissions
    • Real-time extensions for Ethernet networks
    • AFDX networks
    • Ethernet TSN (Time Sensitive Networking)


  • B. Schürmann, Grundlagen der Rechnerkommunikation, Vieweg-Verlag, 2004
  • Werner Zimmermann, Ralf Schmidgall: Bussysteme in der Fahrzeugtechnik - Protokolle, Standards und Softwarearchitektur (4. Auflage) , Vieweg-Verlag, 2011
  • Nicolas Navet, Francoise Simonot-Lion: Automotive Embedded Systems Handbook, Crc Press Inc., 2008

References to Course [INF-64-02-K-6]

Module Name Context
[INF-64-02-M-6] Simulation of Bus Systems P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP
Course-Pool Name
[INF-ES_V-KPOOL-6] Lectures of the teaching area Embedded Systems and Robotics