CleanET: enabling timing validation for complex automotive systems
Document typeConference report
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Rights accessOpen Access
European Commission's projectSuPerCom - Sustainable Performance for High-Performance Embedded Computing Systems (EC-H2020-772773)
Timing validation for automotive systems occurs in late integration stages when it is hard to control how the instances of software tasks overlap in time. To make things worse, in complex software systems, like those for autonomous driving, tasks schedule has a strong event-driven nature, which further complicates relating those task-overlapping scenarios (TOS) captured during the software timing budgeting and those observed during validation phases. This paper proposes CleanET, an approach to derive the dilation factor r caused due to the simultaneous execution of multiple tasks. To that end, CleanET builds on the captured TOS during testing and predicts how tasks execution time react under untested TOS (e.g. full overlap), hence acting as a mean of robust testing. CleanET also provides additional evidence for certification about the derived timing budgets for every task. We apply CleanET to a commercial autonomous driving framework, Apollo, where task measurements can only be reasonably collected under 'arbitrary' TOS. Our results show that CleanET successfully derives the dilation factor and allows assessing whether execution times for the different tasks adhere to their respective deadlines for unobserved scenarios.
CitationVilardell, S. [et al.]. CleanET: enabling timing validation for complex automotive systems. A: ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. "The 35th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing: Brno, Czech Republic, March 30-April 3, 2020". New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2020, p. 554-563.