Reliability Analysis of Controller Area Network Based Systems—A Review


This paper reviews the research work done on the Reliability Analysis of Controller Area Network (CAN) based systems. During the last couple of decades, real-time researchers have extended schedulability analysis to a mature technique which for nontrivial systems can be used to determine whether a set of tasks executing on a single CPU or in a distributed system will meet their deadlines or not [1-3]. The main focus of the real-time research community is on hard real-time systems, and the essence of analyzing such systems is to investigate if deadlines are met in a worst case scenario. Whether this worst case actually will occur during execution, or if it is likely to occur, is not normally considered. Reliability modeling, on the other hand, involves study of fault models, characterization of distribution functions of faults and development of methods and tools for composing these distributions and models in estimating an overall reliability figure for the system [4]. This paper presents the research work done on reliability analysis developed with a focus on Controller-Area-Network-based automotive systems.

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G. Mary, Z. Alex and L. Jenkins, "Reliability Analysis of Controller Area Network Based Systems—A Review," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 6 No. 4, 2013, pp. 155-166. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2013.64019.

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