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Module INF-64-02-M-6

Simulation of Bus Systems (M, 4.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
INF-64-02-M-6 Simulation of Bus Systems 4.0 CP (120 h)


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Area of study [INF-ES] Embedded Systems and Robotics
Reference course of study [INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V+1U INF-64-02-K-6
Simulation of Bus Systems
P 42 h 78 h
ja PL1 4.0 WiSe
  • About [INF-64-02-K-6]: Title: "Simulation of Bus Systems"; Presence-Time: 42 h; Self-Study: 78 h
  • About [INF-64-02-K-6]: The study achievement "[U-Schein] proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)" must be obtained.
    • It is a prerequisite for the examination for PL1.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (60-180 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each winter semester
  • Examination number: 66402 ("Bussystems")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • 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)

Competencies / intended learning achievements

With successful completion of this module, students will be able to,
  • develop simulation models of bus systems,
  • understand the coupling of simulation models into a system simulation,
  • explain important concepts of data transmission in communication systems and communication networks,
  • evaluate the performance and applicability of bus systems for defined application areas.


  • 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

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [INF-64-02-M-6]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science [Specialisation] Specialization 1 [WP] Compulsory Elective
[INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science [Specialisation] Specialization 1 [WP] Compulsory Elective
Module-Pool Name
[GS-CVT-CS-2022-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Computer Science 2022
[GS-CVT-CS-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Computer Science