Frank Thielecke

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A novel automated design method for Distributed Integrated Modular Avionics (DIMA) architectures is presented herein. With the presented multi-objective method software and hardware mapping are carried out in parallel, while the optimal module types, the number of instances, and their resources are determined. Selecting, sizing, and mapping of DIMA modules(More)
Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) is a promising resource sharing concept in the avionics domain. It reduces weight and cost of current aircraft. Saving potentials rise with the evolution of IMA, e.g. distributed IMA (DIMA). However, the inherently rising number of functions and the technological degrees of freedom make the selection of the optimal DIMA(More)
This paper presents a solution to the onboard mission management problem for UAVs. Inspired by successful approaches from the mobile robotics domain, the proposed architecture achieves hybrid control by combining ideas from the behavior-based paradigm and a three-layered high-level control architectures. A Sequence Control System implements the essential(More)
Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) as successor of conventional avionics have many advantages with respect to flexibility, re-usabilty and standardisation. Systems based on IMA consist of a generic hardware platform with a standardised hardware- and software interface and dedicated functions for module management. A configuration defines how system(More)
The current European space launcher ARIANE 5 has an avionics system designed in the 90's. Possible benefits of introducing Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) to it have been investigated with a model-based optimization approach. From this investigation two novel features for avionics architecture optimization are presented, first, a method for logically(More)
This article presents an empirical study deriving quantitative relations between vehicle properties and avionics systems. Existing optimization methods are used to calculate the optimal avionics systems for a great number of vehicles as well as common avionics platforms. A set of basic and easy-to-determine vehicle properties is suggested, which(More)
This article presents a model library of generic components to build virtual Avionics Full Duplex Switched Ethernet (AFDX) networks. The presented library is a blockset for MATLAB/Simulink. The functional behavior of the simulation library's basic building blocks represent the scheduling and routing in AFDX end systems and switches on frame level. The(More)
Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) as successor of conventional avionics have many advantages with respect to flexibility, re-usabilty and standardisation. Systems based on IMA consist of a generic hardware platform with a standardised hardware- and software interface and dedicated functions for module management. Due to the many possibilities with respect(More)
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