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  • 301.
    Byttner, Stefan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Intelligent systems (IS-lab).
    Holmberg, Ulf
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Intelligent systems (IS-lab).
    Wickström, Nicholas
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Intelligent systems (IS-lab).
    Using Multiple Cylinder Ion Measurements for Improved Estimation of Combustion Variability2005In: Proceedings of the SAE 2005 World Congress & Exhibition, Warrendale, PA: SAE Inc. , 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Estimation of combustion variability can be performed by using ion currents measured at the spark plug. A scheme is here proposed that exploits the potential of using measurements from multiple cylinders to improve the estimation accuracy of combustion variability (measured by the coefficient of variation of IMEP). This is realised by dividing combustion variability into categories and having one classifier running for each cylinder with the ion current as input signal. The final estimate of combustion variability is then formed by a majority vote among the classifiers. This scheme is shown to improve estimation accuracy by up to 15% on measurements taken from highway driving in a production vehicle.

  • 302.
    Byttner, Stefan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Nowaczyk, Sławomir
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Prytz, Rune
    Volvo Group Trucks Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Rögnvaldsson, Thorsteinn
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    A field test with self-organized modeling for knowledge discovery in a fleet of city buses2013In: 2013 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA 2013) / [ed] Shuxiang Guo, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2013, p. 896-901, article id 6618034Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Fleets of commercial vehicles represent an excellent real life setting for ubiquitous knowledge discovery. There are many electronic control units onboard a modern bus or truck, with hundreds of signals being transmitted between them on the controller area network. The growing complexity of the vehicles has lead to a significant desire to have systems for fault detection, remote diagnostics and maintenance prediction. This paper aims to show that it is possible to discover useful diagnostic knowledge by a self-organized algorithm in the scenario of a fleet of city buses. The approach is demonstrated as a process consisting of two parts; Unsupervised modeling (where interesting features are discovered) and Guided search (where the previously found features are coupled to additional information sources). The modeling part searches for simple linear models in a group of vehicles, where interesting features are selected based on both non-randomness in relations and variability in the group. It is shown in an eight months long data collection study that this approach was able to discover features related to broken wheelspeed sensors. Strikingly, deviations in these features (for the vehicles with broken sensors) can be observed up to several months before a breakdown occur. This potentially allows for sufficient time to schedule the vehicle for maintenance and prepare the workshop with relevant components. © 2013 IEEE.

  • 303.
    Byttner, Stefan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Intelligent systems (IS-lab).
    Rögnvaldsson, Thorsteinn
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Intelligent systems (IS-lab).
    Svensson, Magnus
    Volvo Technology, SE-405 08 Göteborg, Sweden.
    Consensus self-organized models for fault detection (COSMO)2011In: Engineering applications of artificial intelligence, ISSN 0952-1976, E-ISSN 1873-6769, Vol. 24, no 5, p. 833-839Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Methods for equipment monitoring are traditionally constructed from specific sensors and/or knowledge collected prior to implementation on the equipment. A different approach is presented here that builds up knowledge over time by exploratory search among the signals available on the internal field-bus system and comparing the observed signal relationships among a group of equipment that perform similar tasks. The approach is developed for the purpose of increasing vehicle uptime, and is therefore demonstrated in the case of a city bus and a heavy duty truck. However, it also works fine for smaller mechatronic systems like computer hard-drives. The approach builds on an onboard self-organized search for models that capture relations among signal values on the vehicles’ data buses, combined with a limited bandwidth telematics gateway and an off-line server application where the parameters of the self-organized models are compared. The presented approach represents a new look at error detection in commercial mechatronic systems, where the normal behavior of a system is actually found under real operating conditions, rather than the behavior observed in a number of laboratory tests or test-drives prior to production of the system. The approach has potential to be the basis for a self-discovering system for general purpose fault detection and diagnostics.

  • 304.
    Byttner, Stefan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Intelligent Systems´ laboratory.
    Rögnvaldsson, Thorsteinn
    AASS, Örebro University, 701 82 Örebro, Sweden.
    Svensson, Magnus
    Volvo Technology, SE-405 08 Göteborg, Sweden.
    Finding the odd-one-out in fleets of mechatronic systems using embedded intelligent agents2010In: Embedded reasoning: intelligence in embedded systems : papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium, Menlo Park, California: AAAI Press, 2010, p. 17-19Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    With the introduction of low-cost wireless communication many new applications have been made possible; applications where systems can collaboratively learn and get wiser without human supervision. One potential application is automated monitoring for fault isolation in mobile mechatronic systems such as commercial vehicles. The paper proposes an agent design that is based on uploading software agents to a fleet of mechatronic systems. Each agent searches for interesting state representations of a system and reports them to a central server application. The states from the fleet of systems can then be used to form a consensus from which it can be possible to detect deviations and even locating a fault.

  • 305.
    Byttner, Stefan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Intelligent systems (IS-lab).
    Rögnvaldsson, Thorsteinn
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Intelligent systems (IS-lab).
    Svensson, Magnus
    Volvo Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Modeling for Vehicle Fleet Remote Diagnostics2007In: Proceedings of SAE 2007 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, Warrendale, PA: SAE Inc. , 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Quality and up-time management of vehicles is today receiving much attention from vehicle manufacturers. One of the reasons is that there is a desire to avoiding on-road failures to addressing potential issues during routine maintenance intervals or at times more convenient to the operator. Forthcoming telematic platforms and advanced diagnostic algorithms can enable the possibility to proactively handle problems and minimize stops. The platforms bring the possibility of increasing knowledge of fault characteristics and making diagnostic decisions by using a population of vehicles. However, this requires real-time diagnostic algorithms that process data both onboard and offboard at a central server. The paper presents a self organizing approach for failure and deviation detection on a fleet of vehicles. The approach builds on using parametric models for encoding the characteristical relations between different sensor readings for a vehicle sub-system or component. The models are low-dimensional representations of the operating characteristics of a sub-system or component and are possible to transfer over a limited wireless communication channel. The approach is demonstrated on simulated data of an electronically controlled suspension system for detecting a slow valve and a leaking bellow.

  • 306.
    Byttner, Stefan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Intelligent systems (IS-lab).
    Rögnvaldsson, Thorsteinn
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Intelligent systems (IS-lab).
    Svensson, Magnus
    Volvo Technology, 405 08 Göteborg, Sweden.
    Self-organized Modeling for Vehicle Fleet Based Fault Detection2008In: Proceedings of the SAE World Congress & Exhibition, Warrendale, PA: SAE Inc. , 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Operators of fleets of vehicles desire the best possible availability and usage of their vehicles. This means the preference is that maintenance of a vehicle is scheduled with as long intervals as possible. However, it is then important to be able to detect if a component in a specific vehicle is not functioning properly earlier than expected (due to e.g. manufacturing variations). This paper proposes a telematic based fault detection scheme for enabling fault detection for diagnostics by using a population of vehicles. The basic idea is that it is possible to create low-dimensional representations of a sub-system or component in a vehicle, where the representation (or model parameters) of a vehicle can be monitored for changes compared to the model parameters observed in a fleet of vehicles. If a model in a vehicle is found to deviate compared to a group of models from a fleet of vehicles, then the vehicle is judged to need diagnostics for that component (assuming the deviation in the model cannot be attributed to e.g. a different driver behavior). The representation should be low-dimensional so it is possible to have it transferred over a limited wireless communication channel to a communications center where the comparison is made. The algorithm is shown to be able to detect leakage on simulated data from a cooling system, work is currently in progress for detecting other types of faults.

  • 307.
    Byttner, Stefan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Intelligent systems (IS-lab).
    Rögnvaldsson, Thorsteinn
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Intelligent systems (IS-lab).
    Svensson, Magnus
    Volvo Technology, SE-405 08 Göteborg, Sweden.
    Bitar, George
    Volvo Technology of America, 7825 National Service Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409, United States.
    Chominsky, Wesley
    Volvo Trucks North America, 7900 National Service Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409, United States.
    Networked vehicles for automated fault detection2009In: 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems: circuits and systems for human centric smart living technologies, conference program, Taipei International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan, May 24-May 27, 2009 / [ed] Guo li Chenggong da xue, Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE Press, 2009, p. 1213-1216Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Creating fault detection software for complex mechatronic systems (e.g. modern vehicles) is costly both in terms of engineer time and hardware resources. With the availability of wireless communication in vehicles, information can be transmitted from vehicles to allow historical or fleet comparisons. New networked applications can be created that, e.g., monitor if the behavior of a certain system in a vehicle deviates compared to the system behavior observed in a fleet. This allows a new approach to fault detection that can help reduce development costs of fault detection software and create vehicle individual service planning. The COSMO (consensus self-organized modeling) methodology described in this paper creates a compact representation of the data observed for a subsystem or component in a vehicle. A representation that can be sent to a server in a backoffice and compared to similar representations for other vehicles. The backoffice server can collect representations from a single vehicle over time or from a fleet of vehicles to define a norm of the vehicle condition. The vehicle condition can then be monitored, looking for deviations from the norm. The method is demonstrated for measurements made on a real truck driven in varied conditions with ten different generated faults. The proposed method is able to detect all cases without prior information on what a fault looks like or which signals to use.

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  • 308.
    Byttner, Stefan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Intelligent systems (IS-lab).
    Rögnvaldsson, Thorsteinn
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Intelligent systems (IS-lab).
    Wickström, Nicholas
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Intelligent systems (IS-lab).
    Estimation of combustion variability using in-cylinder ionization measurements2001Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates the use of the ionization current to estimate the Coefficient of Variation for the Indicated Mean Effective Pressure, COV(IMEP), which is a common variable for combustion stability in a spark-ignited engine. Stable combustion in this definition implies that the variance of the produced work, measured over a number of consecutive combustion cycles, is small compared to the mean of the produced work. The COV(IMEP) is varied experimentally either by increasing EGR flow or by changing the air-fuel ratio, in both a laboratory setting (engine in dynamometer) and in an on-road setting. The experiments show a positive correlation between COV(Ion integral), the Coefficient of Variation for the integrated Ion Current, and COV(IMEP), when measured under low load on an engine in a dynamometer, but not under high load conditions. On-road experiments show a positive correlation, but only in the EGR and the lean burn case. An approach based on individual cycle classification for real-time estimation of combustion stability is discussed. © Copyright 2001 Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc.

  • 309.
    Byttner, Stefan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Rögnvaldsson, Thorsteinn
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Wickström, Nicholas
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Strategies for handling the fuel additive problem in neural network based ion current interpretation2001Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    With the introduction of unleaded gasoline, special fuel agents have appeared on the market for lubricating and cleaning the valve seats. These fuel agents often contain alkali metals that have a significant impact on the ion current signal, thus affecting strategies that use the ion current for engine control and diagnosis, e.g., for estimating the location of the pressure peak. This paper introduces a method for making neural network algorithms robust to expected disturbances in the input signal and demonstrates how well this method applies to the case of disturbances to the ion current signal due to fuel additives containing sodium. The performance of the neural estimators is compared to a Gaussian fit algorithm, which they outperform. It is also shown that using a fuel additive significantly improves the estimation of the location of the pressure peak. © 2001 Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc.

  • 310.
    Byttner, Stefan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Intelligent systems (IS-lab).
    Svensson, Magnus
    Volvo Technology, 405 08 Göteborg, Sweden.
    Vachkov, Gancho
    Reliability-based Information Systems Engineering, Kagawa University, 761-0396 Kagawa, Japan.
    Incremental classification of process data for anomaly detection based on similarity analysis2011In: EAIS 2011: 2011 IEEE Workshop on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems : April 11-15, 2011, Paris, France, Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE Press, 2011, p. 108-115Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Performance evaluation and anomaly detection in complex systems are time consuming tasks based on analyzing, similarity analysis and classification of many different data sets from real operations. This paper presents an original computational technology for unsupervised incremental classification of large data sets by using a specially introduced similarity analysis method. First of all the so called compressed data models are obtained from the original large data sets by a newly proposed sequential clustering algorithm. Then the datasets are compared by pairs not directly, but by using their respective compressed data models. The evaluation of the pairs is done by a special similarity analysis method that uses the so called Intelligent Sensors (Agents) and data potentials. Finally a classification decision is generated by using a predefined threshold of similarity. The applicability of the proposed computational scheme for anomaly detection, based on many available large data sets is demonstrated on an example of 18 synthetic data sets. Suggestions for further improvements of the whole computation technology and a better applicability are also discussed in the paper.

  • 311.
    Bååth, Lars
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Fotonik och mikrovågsteknik.
    Nilsson, Emil
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Method and device for multidimensional imaging2007Patent (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a method and system using transmission of an electromagnetic signal in order to determine the positions of reflection points by detecting the signals reflected at the reflection points in space. ; SOLUTION: The present invention provides a method, antenna, and system for defining the positions of the reflection points using microwave. The electromagnetic signal is generated at a determined frequency, and is transmitted by an antenna unit. The antenna unit comprises a transmitting antenna, and many receiving antennas that are separated at a known interval in the direction perpendicular to the main visual axis and are designed to receive a part of the reflected wave of the transmitted wave. A phase comparing means is connected to the transmitting antenna and receiving antennas, and a control unit connected to the phase comparing means can calculate an angle to the reflection points and calculate the distances to the reflection points. ; COPYRIGHT: (C)2007,JPO&INPIT

  • 312.
    Bååth, Lars
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Fotonik och mikrovågsteknik.
    Nilsson, Emil
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Multi-dimensional imaging method and apparatus2007Patent (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 313.
    Bååth, Lars
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK).
    Nilsson, Emil
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Multi-dimensional imaging method and apparatus2007Patent (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    A method, an antenna, and a system for determining positions for reflection points using microwaves. An electromagnetic wave signal is generated at a defined frequency, and transmitted by an antenna unit the antenna unit includes a transmitter antenna and a plurality of receiver antennas, separated by a known spacing perpendicular to a main line of sight and devised to receive reflected portions of the transmitted wave. Phase comparator means are connected to the transmitter antenna and the receiver antennas, and a control unit connected to the phase comparator means is operable to calculate an angle to a reflection point from detected phase difference between at least two receiver antennas and the spacing between said at least two receiver antennas, and to calculate a distance to the reflection point from detected phase difference between the transmitter antenna and a receiver antenna dependent on the frequency.

  • 314.
    Böhm, Annette
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Delay-sensitive wireless communication for cooperative driving applications2013Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Cooperative driving holds the potential to considerably improve the level of safety and efficiency on our roads. Recent advances in in-vehicle sensing and wireless communication technology have paved the way for the development of cooperative traffic safety applications based on the exchange of data between vehicles (or between vehicles and road side units) over a wireless link. The access to up-to-date status information from surrounding vehicles is vital to most cooperative driving applications. Other applications rely on the fast dissemination of warning messages in case a hazardous event or certain situation is detected. Both message types put high requirements on timeliness and reliability of the underlying communication protocols.

    The recently adopted European profile of IEEE 802.11p defines two message types,periodic beacons for basic status exchange and event-triggered hazard warnings, both operating at pre-defined send rates and sharing a common control channel. The IEEE 802.11p Medium Access Control (MAC) scheme is a random access protocol that doesnot offer deterministic real-time support, i.e. no guarantee that a packet is granted access to the channel before its deadline can be given. It has been shown that a high number of channel access requests, either due to a high number of communicating vehicles or highdata volumes produced by these vehicles, cannot be supported by the IEEE 802.11p MAC protocol, as it may result in dropped packets and unbounded delays.

    The goal of the work presented in this thesis has therefore been to enhance IEEE 802.11p without altering the standard such that it better supports the timing and reliability requirements of traffic safety applications and provides context-aware andefficient use of the available communication resources in a vehicular network. The proposed solutions are mapped to the specific demands of a set of cooperative driving scenarios (featuring infrastructure-based and infrastructure-free use cases, densely and sparsely trafficked roads, very high and more relaxed timing requirements) and evaluated either analytically, by computer simulation or by measurements and compared to the results produced by the unaltered IEEE 802.11p standard.

    As an alternative to the random MAC method of IEEE 802.11p, a centralized solution isproposed for application scenarios where either a road side unit or a suitable dedicated vehicle is present long enough to take the coordinating role. A random access phase forevent-driven data traffic is interleaved with a collision-free phase where timely channel access of periodic delay-sensitive data is scheduled. The ratio of the two phases isdynamically adapted to the current data traffic load and specific application requirements. This centralized MAC solution is mapped on two cooperative driving applications: merge assistance at highway entrances and platooning of trucks. Further,the effect of a context-aware choice of parameters like send rate or priority settings based on a vehicle’s position or role in the safety application is studied with the goal to reduce the overall number of packets in the network or, alternatively, use the available resources more efficiently. Examples include position-based priorities for the merge assistance use case, context-aware send rate adaptation of status updates in anovertaking warning application targeting sparsely-trafficked rural roads and an efficient dissemination strategy for warning messages within a platoon.

    It can be concluded that IEEE 802.11p as is does not provide sufficient support for the specific timing and reliability requirements imposed by the exchange of safety-criticalreal-time data for cooperative driving applications. While the proper, context-awarechoice of parameters, concerning send rate or priority level, within the limits of the standard, can lead to improved packet inter-arrival rates and reduced end-to-end delays,the added benefits from integrating MAC solutions with real-time support into the standard are obvious and needs to be investigated further.

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  • 315.
    Böhm, Annette
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    State of the Art on Energy-Efficient and Latency-Constrained Networking Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks2007Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Advances in the development and integration of small battery-powered sensing devices have enabled the design of applications where a group of sensors cooperate in monitoring their environment. Wireless sensor networks (WSN) are today used in a wide variety of areas like e.g. habitat monitoring, battle field surveillance, disaster management, health monitoring or industrial control. Their applicability is often reduced by limitations in the sensor nodes power supply, communication bandwidth, processing capabilities and buffer size. Many researchers have put effort in overcoming these shortcomings, with a special focus on maximizing the battery lifetime of a single node as well as the lifetime of the network as a whole. A list of possible applications can be found in [Akyildiz].

    As applications become more and more mission-critical, it is crucial that the collected sensor data arrive at the sink within a specified time limit. Guaranteeing a certain quality of service (QoS) to a user or an application is difficult because of the unpredictable nature of the wireless link and the often unstable topology of the sensor network (due to node failure or mobility). Very little research has been done in the field of QoS for WSNs [Chen] [Wang] and many interesting research questions are still unanswered.

    This state-of-the-art document aims at giving an overview on routing and medium access issues in WSNs and at summarizing some of the most interesting solutions. The requirements on WSN protocols are very dependent on the application in which the WSN will be used. Aspects as energy-efficiency, latency, Quality of Service (QoS), mobility, distribution density or cost all influence the choice of protocol and its parameters. There is therefore no single protocol that matches all types of WSN and the best results can only be achieved by tailoring the protocol for a specific application or scenario.

    In this state-of-the-art report, we make certain assumptions, loosely based upon the requirements of a surveillance application.

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  • 316.
    Böhm, Annette
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    State of the art on network layer aspects for inter-vehicle communication2007Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In future vehicular networks, the amount of help a driver can get in avoiding dangerous traffic situations or minimizing the potential damage will increase dramatically. Information about weather and road conditions, digital maps and navigation systemsare combined with sensor data from the own vehicle as well as surrounding vehicles. Fast and reliable communication between cars (vehicle-to-vehicle) and/or between a car and a road side unit (vehicle-to-infrastructure) are essential for future vehicle alert systems.

    From a network perspective, this means that messages have to be routed from the information source to one or several destinations without too much administrative overhead and delay. Fast topology changes and high mobility in a vehicular networkneed to be considered when developing new routing protocols. In vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, vehicles enter and leave the transmission range ofroadside units at a fast pace and handover techniques need to be adapted in order tomaintain connectivity. The motivation for many of the current approaches is to providethe driver and/or passengers in a vehicle with the quality of service needed formultimedia applications but the ideas behind fast and seamless communication canlikewise be the basis for future vehicle safety application.This report gives a short survey over the work that has been done on adapting multi-hop routing and handover techniques to a vehicular network environment and explainssome of the ideas behind the proposed solutions.

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  • 317.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Handover in IEEE 802.11p-based delay-sensitive vehicle-to-infrastructure communication2009Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Based on communication and cooperation between vehicles and roadside infrastructure, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) safety applications offer great potential to avoid traffic accidents or at least reduce their impact. As these applications usually are delay-sensitive, the delay introduced by waiting for access to the wireless communication channel should both be reduced and provided with an upper bound. The proposed IEEE 802.11p standard for short to medium range vehicular communication does not offer these guarantees. In previous work, we presented a MAC (Medium Access Control) enhancement supporting delay-sensitive, safety-critical V2I (Vehicle-to-Infrastructure) applications. Since the proposed enhancement requires a deterministic and fast mechanism to associate a vehicle to a roadside unit (RSU) so that it can be integrated into the centralized polling schedule, we now target the handover and connection setup between a vehicle and an RSU. Although the first connection setup with an RSU still underlies the randomness of the original 802.11p MAC method, we provide a deterministic solution to further enhance the handover procedures by introducing a fast, proactive handover mechanism. We show that the overhead of our solution is limited and still allows our MAC protocol to support safety-critical V2I applications in a densely trafficked highway scenario.

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  • 318.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Position-based data traffic prioritization in safety-critical, real-time vehicle-to-infrastructure communication2009In: IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, 2009. ICC Workshops 2009 / [ed] IEEE, Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE Press, 2009, p. 205-210Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Future active-safety applications in vehicular networks rely heavily on the support for real-time inter-vehicle communication. The Medium Access Control (MAC) mechanism proposed for the upcoming IEEE 802.11p standard intended for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) applications does not offer deterministic real-time support, i.e., the channel access delay is not upper bounded. We therefore propose a vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication solution extending IEEE 802.11p, by introducing a collision-free MAC phase with an enhanced prioritization mechanism based on vehicle positions and the overall road traffic density. A road side unit using a polling mechanism is then able to provide real-time support such that it can guarantee collision-free channel access within its transmission range. Part of the bandwidth remains unchanged such that best-effort services like ongoing vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) applications may continue. Our solution guarantees that all communication deadlines of the V2I applications are met, while minimizing the required length of the collision-free phase. This in turn maximizes the amount of bandwidth available for best-effort services and ongoing V2V applications. The position-based prioritization mechanism further improves the throughput of both real-time and best-effort data traffic by focusing the communication resources to the most hazardous areas. The concept is evaluated analytically based on a realistic task set from a V2I merge assistance scenario.

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  • 319.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Position-based forwarding techniques for vehicular ad-hoc networks2008In: Proceedings of Swedish National Computer Networking Workshop (SNCNW 2008), 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 320.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Position-based real-time communication support for cooperative traffic safety services2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Future cooperative traffic safety applications based on vehicular networks rely heavily on the support for real-time inter-vehicle communication. The Medium Access Control (MAC) mechanism proposed for the upcoming IEEE 802.11p standard intended for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) applications does not offer deterministic real-time support, i.e., the channel access delay is not upper bounded. In this paper, we therefore propose a vehicle-to-infrastructure(V2I) communication solution extending IEEE802.11p by introducing a collision-free MAC phase based on real-time schedulability analysis. A static or semi-static access point on the road side (Road Side Unit, RSU) coordinates the vehicles’ access to the communication medium by polling them for data according to a schedule based on the Earliest Deadline First (EDF) principle. It is thereby possible to provide real-time support such that the access point can guarantee collision-free channel access within its transmission range. Part of the bandwidth remains unchanged and best-effort services like ongoing vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) applications can continue. We enhance our MAC solution by introducing a prioritization mechanism based on vehicle positions and the overall road traffic density, which leads to a more efficient use of the available bandwidth and further improves the real-time capabilities of our solution.

  • 321.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Real-Time Communication in Infrastructure-Based Safety-Critical Information Exchange2008In: 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems: New York, November 16-20, 2008 : proceedings : ITS connections: saving time, saving lives / [ed] ITS America, Ertico, ITS Japan, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 322.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Real-time communication support for cooperative, infrastructure-based traffic safety applications2011In: International Journal of Vehicular Technology, ISSN 1687-5702, E-ISSN 1687-5710, Vol. 2011, no Article ID 541903, p. 17-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The implementation of ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) services offers great potential to improve the level of safety, efficiency and comfort on our roads. Although cooperative traffic safety applications rely heavily on the support for real-time communication, the Medium Access Control (MAC) mechanism proposed for the upcoming IEEE 802.11p standard, intended for ITS applications, does not offer deterministic real-time support, that is, the access delay to the common radio channel is not upper bounded. To address this problem, we present a framework for a vehicle-to-infrastructure-based (V2I) communication solution extending IEEE 802.11p by introducing a collision-free MAC phase assigning each vehicle an individual priority based on its geographical position, its proximity to potential hazards and the overall road traffic density. Our solution is able to guarantee the timely treatment of safety-critical data, while minimizing the required length of this real-time MAC phase and freeing bandwidth for best-effort services (targeting improved driving comfort and traffic efficiency). Furthermore, we target fast connection setup, associating a passing vehicle to an RSU (Road Side Unit), and proactive handover between widely spaced RSUs. Our real-time MAC concept is evaluated analytically and by simulation based on a realistic task set from a V2I highway merge assistance scenario.

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  • 323.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Supporting real-time data traffic in safety-critical vehicle-to-infrastructure communication2008In: 33rd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, 2008. LCN 2008, Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society, 2008, p. 614-621Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Support for real-time traffic is crucial to many ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) safety applications. At the same time it is desirable to provide a number of non-safety services. In this paper, we propose a communication system for safety-critical V2I (Vehicle-to-Infrastructure) communication based on an extension to the upcoming IEEE 802.11p MAC standard. Real-time analysis provides the tool to adapt the resources set aside for collision-free, safety-critical data traffic to the communication needs of the current number of supported vehicles. The remaining bandwidth is available to other services according to the contention-based random access method defined in the standard. The performance of the proposed concept is evaluated through a simulation analysis based on a merge assistance scenario supported by roadside infrastructure.

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  • 324.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Kunert, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    A fibre-optic AWG-based real-time network for high-performance embedded computing2004Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, an architecture and a Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol for a multiwavelength optical communication network, applicable in short range communication systems like System Area Networks (SANs), are proposed. The main focus lies on guaranteed support for hard and soft real-time traffic. The network is based upon a single-hop star topology with an Arrayed Waveguide Grating (AWG) at its center. Traffic scheduling is centralized in one node (residing together with the AWG in a hub), which communicates through a physical control channel. The AWG’s property of spatial wavelength reuse and the combination of fixedtuned and tunable transceivers in the nodes enable simultaneous control and data transmission. A case study with defined real-time communication requirements in the field of Radar Signal Processing (RSP) was carried out and indicates that the proposed system is very suitable for this kind of application.

  • 325.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Kunert, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    AWG-based Optoelectronic Router with QoS Support2005In: 2005 International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications Networks: March 6 - 8, 2005, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2005, p. 23-28Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We present a router architecture with electronic queuing and a passive optical multi-channel network, which is based upon a single-hop star topology with an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) at its center. The AWG's property of spatial wavelength reuse and both fixed-tuned and tunable transceivers enable simultaneous control and data transmission. Our proposed medium access control protocol supports traffic differentiation and utilizes EOF (earliest deadline first) to schedule the traffic from input ports to output ports on the router. Our simulations show that the router treats QoS (quality of service) traffic well.

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  • 326.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Kunert, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Hoang, Hoai
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    A Fibre-Optic AWG-Based Real-Time Network and Its Applicability to High-Performance Embedded Computing2005In: 19th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium: proceedings, Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE Press, 2005, p. 133b-133b, article id 1419972Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, an architecture and a Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol for a multi-wavelength optical communication network, applicable in short range communication systems like System Area Networks (SANs), are proposed. The main focus lies on guaranteed support for hard and soft real-time traffic. The network is based upon a single-hop star topology with an Arrayed Waveguide Grating (AWG) at its center. Traffic scheduling is centralized in one node (residing together with the AWG in a hub), which communicates through a physical control channel. The AWG's property of spatial wavelength reuse and the combination of fixed-tuned and tunable transceivers in the nodes enable simultaneous control and data transmission. A case study with defined real-time communication requirements in the field of Radar Signal Processing (RSP) was carried out and indicates that the proposed system is very suitable for this kind of application.

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    FULLTEXT01
  • 327.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Kunert, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Context-Aware Retransmission Scheme for Increased Reliability in Platooning Applications2014In: Communication Technologies for Vehicles: 6th International Workshop, Nets4Cars/Nets4Trains/Nets4Aircraft 2014, Offenburg, Germany, May 6-7, 2014. Proceedings, Cham: Springer, 2014, p. 30-42Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent advances in cooperative driving hold the potential to significantly improve safety, comfort and efficiency on our roads. An application of particular interest is platooning of vehicles, where reduced inter-vehicle gaps lead to considerable reductions in fuel consumption. This, however, puts high requirements on timeliness and reliability of the underlying exchange of control data. Considering the difficult radio environment and potentially long distances between communicating platoon members, as well as the random channel access method used by the IEEE 802.11p standard for short-range inter-vehicle communication, those requirements are very difficult to meet. The relatively static topology of a platoon, however, enables us to preschedule communication within the platoon over a dedicated service channel. Furthermore, we are able to set aside parts of the available bandwidth for retransmission of packets in order to fulfil the reliability requirements stated by the platoon control application. In this paper, we describe the platooning framework along with the scheduling algorithm used to assign retransmission slots to control packets that are most likely to need them. This retransmission scheduling scheme offers a valuable tool for system designers when answering questions about the number of safely supported vehicles in a platoon, achievable reductions in inter-vehicle gaps and periodicity of control packets. © 2014 Springer International Publishing.

  • 328.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Uhlemann, Elisabeth
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Adaptive Cooperative Awareness Messaging for Enhanced Overtaking Assistance on Rural Roads2011In: IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall 2011), Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE Press, 2011, p. 1-5Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Cooperative traffic safety applications such as lane change or overtaking assistance have the potential to reduce the number of road fatalities. Many emerging traffic safety applications are based on IEEE 802.11p and periodic position messages, so-called cooperative awareness messages (CAM) being broadcasted by all vehicles. In Europe, ETSI defines a periodic report rate of 2 Hz for CAMs. Although a high report rate is the key to early hazard detection, the 2 Hz rate has been chosen to avoid congestion in settings where the vehicle density is high, e.g., on major highways and in urban scenarios. However, on rural roads with a limited number of communicating vehicles, a report rate of 2 Hz leads to unnecessary delay in cooperative awareness. By adapting the CAM report rate depending on the specific application and road traffic density, and by making use of the priority levels provided by the 802.11p quality of service mechanism, we show that hazards can be detected earlier and the available bandwidth is used more efficiently, while not overexploiting the network resources.

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  • 329.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE).
    Uhlemann, Elisabeth
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Co-existing periodic beaconing and hazard warnings in IEEE 802.11p-based platooning applicationsManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A platoon of trucks driving at the same, mutually agreed speed while keeping a minimum inter-vehicle distance will reduce fuel consumption, enhance transport efficiency as well as improve the safety of other adjacent road users. The European profile of IEEE 802.11p for inter-vehicle communications uses a single 10 MHz control channel dedicated to safety-critical data, shared by periodic status updates, CAM (Cooperative Awareness Message), and event-triggered warnings, DENM (Decentralized Environmental Notification Message). Coupled with the random access delay inherent to the 802.11p medium access method, the strict timing and reliability requirements of platoon applications are not easily met. To this end, we evaluate by simulation the effect of IEEE 802.11p-compliant send rate adaptations and message type prioritizations and the choice of warning dissemination strategy on CAM transmissions and DENM dissemination in a platooning scenario. Simulation studies of a platoon of 10-20 vehicles in a busy highway scenario show that the context-aware choice of send rate, priority class and dissemination strategy not only reduce the dissemination delay of DENMs but even has a significant effect on the throughput of CAMs exchanged by platoon members.

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    Co-Existing Periodic Beaconing and Hazard Warnings
  • 330.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Uhlemann, Elisabeth
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Co-Existing Periodic Beaconing and Hazard Warnings in IEEE 802.11p-Based Platooning Applications2013In: VANET 2013 - Proceedings of the 10th ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking, Systems, and Applications, New York, NY: ACM Press, 2013, p. 99-101Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A platoon of trucks driving at the same, mutually agreed speed while keeping a minimum inter-vehicle distance will reduce fuel consumption, enhance transport efficiency as well as improve the safety of other adjacent road users. The European profile of IEEE 802.11p for inter-vehicle communications uses a single 10 MHz control channel dedicated to safety-critical data, shared by periodic status updates, and event-triggered warnings. Coupled with the random access delay inherent to the 802.11p medium access method, the strict timing and reliability requirements of platoon applications are not easily met. To this end, we evaluate the effect of IEEE 802.11p-compliant send rate adaptations and message type prioritizations and the choice of warning dissemination strategy in a platooning scenario. Simulation studies of a platoon of 10-20 vehicles in a busy highway scenario show that a context-aware choice of send rate, priority class and dissemination strategy not only reduces the hazard warning dissemination delay but also has a significant effect on the throughput of periodic beacons.

  • 331.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Uhlemann, Elisabeth
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Performance comparison of a platooning application using the IEEE 802.11p MAC on the control channel and a centralized MAC on a service channel2013In: 2013 IEEE 9th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob), Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2013, p. 545-552, article id 6673411Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent advances in cooperative driving hold the potential to significantly improve safety, comfort and efficiency on our roads. An application of particular interest is platooning of trucks, where it has been shown that keeping a minimum inter-vehicle distance results in considerably reduced fuel consumption.This, however, puts high requirements on timeliness and reliability of the underlying exchange of control messages betweenplatoon members. The European profile of IEEE 802.11p, recently adopted by ETSI, defines two message types to this end, periodic beacons for basic cooperative awareness (CAM) and event-triggered decentralized environmental notification messages (DENM), both of which will use one common control channel. IEEE 802.11p employs a random medium access protocol, which may experience excessive delays during high network loads. To mitigate these effects, ETSI standardizes a decentralized congestion control algorithm to, e.g., lower the CAM update frequency during high loads. However, this may prevent proper functionality of a platooning application. In this paper we propose a solution that instead uses a dedicated service channel for platooning applications and compare its performance to standard-compliant IEEE 802.11p inter-platoon communication on the control channel. Service channels typically have less strict requirements on send rates, data traffic types and medium access methods. Our service channel solution combines a random access phase for DENM with a centralized, scheduled access phase for CAM. Using a service channel enables us to guarantee timely channel access for all CAM packets before a specified deadline while still being able to provide a reasonable DENM dissemination delay. © 2013 IEEE.

  • 332.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE).
    Uhlemann, Elisabeth
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Performance evaluation of a platooning application using the IEEE 802.11p MAC on a control channel vs. a centralized real-time MAC on a service channelManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent advances in cooperative driving hold the potential to significantly improve safety, comfort and efficiency on our roads. An application of particular interest is platooning of trucks, where it has been shown that keeping a minimum inter-vehicle distance results in considerably reduced fuel consumptions. This, however, puts high requirements on timeliness and reliability of the underlying exchange of control messages between platoon members. The European profile of IEEE 802.11p, recently adopted by ETSI, defines two message types to this end, periodic beacons for basic cooperative awareness (CAM) and event-triggered decentralized environmental notification messages (DENM), both using the common control channel. The IEEE 802.11p employs a random medium access protocol, with excessive delays that may prevent proper functionality of a platooning application. To mitigate the effects of this, ETSI standardizes a decentralized congestion control algorithm to, e.g., lower the CAM frequency when needed. Some service channels with less strict requirements on send rates, data traffic types or medium access methods are available. In this paper we compare the performance of decentralized, standard-compliant inter-platoon communication using IEEE 802.11p on the control channel with a solution based on a service channel, which combines a random access phase for DENM with a centralized, scheduled access phase for CAM. A dedicated service channel for platooning applications enables us to always guarantee timely channel access of CAM packets before a specified deadline and our simulations show that this is achieved at very small sacrifices in DENM dissemination delay.

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    Performance evaluation of a platooning application using the IEEE 802.11p MAC on a control channel vs. a centralized real-time MAC on a service channel
  • 333.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Zakizadeh, Hossein
    Volvo Technology.
    Vehicular ad-hoc networks to avoid surprise effects on sparsely trafficked, rural roads2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper summarizes the main results from a project focusing on the development and evaluation of communication protocols for inter-vehicle communication on sparsely trafficked, rural roads,ensuring the reliable and timely delivery of safety critical data. The project is motivated by traffic safety applications, especially warning systems to avoid surprise effects of unexpected vehicle encounters on sparsely-trafficked, rural roads. The key issue in suchan application is to make sure that the vehicles become aware of each other’s existence by the help of communication as soon as possible. The driver can then be warned in time to avoid a possible accident.The challenge is to gain high probabilities of successful delivery in time, especially when having to cope with bad communication performance caused by e.g. crests.

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    ADHOC2011
  • 334.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Kunert, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Data age based MAC scheme for fast and reliable communication within and between platoons of vehicles2016In: International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, Piscataway: IEEE, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Heavy vehicles driving as platoon with highly reduced inter-vehicle gaps has shown considerable fuel saving potential, but put high timing and reliability requirements on the underlying control data exchange. The recently standardized IEEE 802.11p protocol suite for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs) and its message types do neither support the demands of a platooning application nor take advantage of its properties. We therefore propose a framework for centralized channel access with retransmission capabilities for safety critical control data exchange based on the data age of earlier received messages, DA-RE (Data Age based REtransmission scheme). A simulation comparison to the 802.11p random access Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol shows that the intelligent assignment of retransmission opportunities considerably improves the reliability of platooning control data. We also propose a power control based scheme for early platoon detection allowing several platoons to temporarily share a channel and show that the safe and reliable operation of their vehicles is not compromised. © 2016 IEEE.

  • 335.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Kunert, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Data age based retransmission scheme for reliable control data exchange in platooning applications2015In: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communication Workshop (ICCW), Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2015, p. 2412-2418Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent advances in cooperative driving hold the potential to significantly improve safety, comfort and efficiency on our roads. Platooning of heavy vehicles, where automated or semi-automated driving allows minimal inter-vehicle gaps, has shown considerable reductions in fuel consumption. Although using the same wireless communication technology, a platoon differs from a VANET (Vehicular Ad-hoc NETwork) in several points. It is centralized in its nature, with a well-defined group leader, its topology is fairly stable and it has very challenging requirements on timeliness and reliability of its control data exchange. Therefore, the IEEE 802.11p protocol suite and its recently defined message types do neither support the needs of a platooning application nor take advantage of its properties. A platoons control loop must continuously be fed with fresh data, so the information age is an important parameter to be closely monitored. In this paper, we therefore propose a framework for centralized channel access and retransmission capabilities for safety critical inter-platoon control data based on the data age of earlier received messages. A simulation evaluation compares our solution to a) the decentralized, standard-compliant IEEE 802.11p MAC (Medium Access Control) method, and a time-slotted scheme b) with and c) without retransmissions and shows that the centralized, data age based retransmission scheme clearly outperforms its competitors in terms of maintained data age. © 2015 IEEE.

  • 336.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Lidström, Kristoffer
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Larsson, Tony
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Evaluating CALM M5-based vehicle-to-vehicle communication in various road settings through field trials2010In: Proceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN, (2010 12 01): 613-620, Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE Press, 2010, p. 613-620Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Future cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) applications aimed to improve safety, efficiency and comfort on our roads put high demands on the underlying wireless communication system. To gain better understanding of the limitations of the 5.9 GHz frequency band and the set of communication protocols for medium range vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication, a set of field trials with CALM M5 enabled prototypes has been conducted. This paper describes five different real vehicle traffic scenarios covering both urban and rural settings at varying vehicle speeds and under varying line-of-sight (LOS) conditions and discusses the connectivity (measured as Packet Reception Ratio) that could be achieved between the two test vehicles. Our measurements indicate a quite problematic LOS sensitivity that strongly influences the performance of V2V-based applications. We further discuss how the awareness of these context-based connectivity problems can be used to improve the design of possible future cooperative ITS safety applications.

  • 337.
    Börjesson, Emma
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Isaksson, Anna
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS).
    Ilstedt, Sara
    KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Ehrnberger, Karin
    KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Visualizing Gender – Norm-critical Design and Innovation2016In: Research Handbook on Gender and Innovation / [ed] Gry Agnete Alsos, Ulla Hytti and Elisabet Ljunggren, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016, p. 252-273Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Innovation is seen as one of the main engines of economic growth. It is generally assumed to be gender neutral when, in fact, the gendered construction of innovation has been traditionally masculine. This Handbook explores the nexus between innovation and gender by providing a wide range of studies from different analytical and methodological perspectives and from various regional and industry contexts and draws implications for a gender-inclusive innovation policy. The multidisciplinary group of contributors discuss topics such as gender and innovation in new and small businesses, and growth businesses; addressing innovation in different organizational contexts ranging from public sector health care to mining and forestry; researching gender in innovation policy and in design and materiality.This Handbook will be useful to researchers looking to understand parallels between research on gender and innovation on one hand, and research on gender and entrepreneurship or management on the other. It will also be invaluable to students looking for an overview of research in both areas.

  • 338.
    Bösch, Bernhard Bösch
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Performance Comparison of Multi Agent Platforms in Wireless Sensor Networks.2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The technology for the realization of wireless sensors has been available for a long time, but due to progress  and  development  in  electrical  engineering  such  sensors  can  be  manufactured  cost effectively  and  in  large  numbers  nowadays.  This  availability  and  the  possibility  of  creating cooperating  wireless  networks  which  consist  of  such  sensors  nodes,  has  led  to  a  rapidly  growing popularity  of  a  technology  named  Wireless  Sensor  Networks  (WSN).  Its  disadvantage  is  a  high complexity in the task of programming applications based on WSN, which is a result of its distributed and  embedded  characteristic.  To  overcome  this  shortcoming,  software  agents  have  been  identified as  a  suitable  programming  paradigm.  The  agent  based  approach  commonly  uses  a  middleware  for the execution of the software agent. This thesis is meant to compare such agent middleware in their performance in the WSN domain. Therefore two prototypes of applications based on different agent models are implemented for a given set of middleware. After the implementation measurements are extracted  in  various  experiments,  which  give  information  about  the  runtime  performance  of  every middleware in the test set.  In the following analysis it is examined whether each middleware under test  is  suited  for  the  implemented  applications  in  WSN.  Thereupon,  the  results  are  discussed  and compared with the author’s expectations. Finally a short outlook of further possible development and improvements is presented.

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  • 339.
    Caizzone, Stefano
    et al.
    German Aerosp Ctr DLR, Inst Commun & Nav, Wessling, Germany.
    Elmarissi, W.
    German Aerosp Ctr DLR, Inst Commun & Nav, Wessling, Germany.
    Marinho, Marco
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Antreich, F.
    Fed Univ Ceara UFC, Dept Teleinformat Engn, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.
    Direction of arrival estimation performance for compact antenna arrays with adjustable size2017In: 2017 IEEE MTT-S INTERNATIONAL MICROWAVE SYMPOSIUM (IMS), Piscataway: IEEE, 2017, p. 666-669, article id 8058657Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The quest for compact antenna arrays able to perform robust beamforming and high resolution direction of arrival (DOA) estimation is pushing the antenna array dimensions to progressively shrink, with effects in terms of reduced performance not only for the antenna but also for beamforming and DOA estimation algorithms, for which their assumptions about the antenna properties do not hold anymore. This work shows the design and development of an antenna array with adjustable mutual distance between the single elements: such setup will allow to scientifically analyse the effects that progressive miniaturization, i.e. progressively smaller mutual distances between the antennas, have on the DOA estimation algorithms, as well as show the improvements obtained by using array interpolation methods, i.e. techniques able to create a virtual array response out of the actual array one, such as to comply with the algorithms’ requirements on the antenna response. © 2017 IEEE.

  • 340.
    Calikus, Ece
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Self-Monitoring using Joint Human-Machine Learning: Algorithms and Applications2020Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The ability to diagnose deviations and predict faults effectively is an important task in various industrial domains for minimizing costs and productivity loss and also conserving environmental resources. However, the majority of the efforts for diagnostics are still carried out by human experts in a time-consuming and expensive manner. Automated data-driven solutions are needed for continuous monitoring of complex systems over time. On the other hand, domain expertise plays a significant role in developing, evaluating, and improving diagnostics and monitoring functions. Therefore, automatically derived solutions must be able to interact with domain experts by taking advantage of available a priori knowledge and by incorporating their feedback into the learning process.

    This thesis and appended papers tackle the problem of generating a real-world self-monitoring system for continuous monitoring of machines and operations by developing algorithms that can learn data streams and their relations over time and detect anomalies using joint-human machine learning. Throughout this thesis, we have described a number of different approaches, each designed for the needs of a self-monitoring system, and have composed these methods into a coherent framework. More specifically, we presented a two-layer meta-framework, in which the first layer was concerned with learning appropriate data representations and detectinganomalies in an unsupervised fashion, and the second layer aimed at interactively exploiting available expert knowledge in a joint human-machine learning fashion.

    Furthermore, district heating has been the focus of this thesis as the application domain with the goal of automatically detecting faults and anomalies by comparing heat demands among different groups of customers. We applied and enriched different methods on this domain, which then contributed to the development and improvement of the meta-framework. The contributions that result from the studies included in this work can be summarized into four categories: (1) exploring different data representations that are suitable for the self-monitoring task based on data characteristics and domain knowledge, (2) discovering patterns and groups in data that describe normal behavior of the monitored system/systems, (3) implementing methods to successfully discriminate anomalies from the normal behavior, and (4) incorporating domain knowledge and expert feedback into self-monitoring.

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  • 341.
    Calikus, Ece
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Fan, Yuantao
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Nowaczyk, Sławomir
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Pinheiro Sant'Anna, Anita
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Interactive-cosmo: Consensus self-organized models for fault detection with expert feedback2019In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Interactive Data Mining, WIDM 2019, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2019, p. 1-9Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Diagnosing deviations and predicting faults is an important task, especially given recent advances related to Internet of Things. However, the majority of the efforts for diagnostics are still carried out by human experts in a time-consuming and expensive manner. One promising approach towards self-monitoring systems is based on the "wisdom of the crowd" idea, where malfunctioning equipments are detected by understanding the similarities and differences in the operation of several alike systems.

    A fully autonomous fault detection, however, is not possible, since not all deviations or anomalies correspond to faulty behaviors; many can be explained by atypical usage or varying external conditions. In this work, we propose a method which gradually incorporates expert-provided feedback for more accurate self-monitoring. Our idea is to support model adaptation while allowing human feedback to persist over changes in data distribution, such as concept drift. © 2019 Association for Computing Machinery.

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  • 342.
    Calikus, Ece
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Nowaczyk, Sławomir
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Pinheiro Sant'Anna, Anita
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Byttner, Stefan
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Ranking Abnormal Substations by Power Signature Dispersion2018In: Energy Procedia, ISSN 1876-6102, E-ISSN 1876-6102, Vol. 149, p. 345-353Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The relation between heat demand and outdoor temperature (heat power signature) is a typical feature used to diagnose abnormal heat demand. Prior work is mainly based on setting thresholds, either statistically or manually, in order to identify outliers in the power signature. However, setting the correct threshold is a difficult task since heat demand is unique for each building. Too loose thresholds may allow outliers to go unspotted, while too tight thresholds can cause too many false alarms.

    Moreover, just the number of outliers does not reflect the dispersion level in the power signature. However, high dispersion is often caused by fault or configuration problems and should be considered while modeling abnormal heat demand.

    In this work, we present a novel method for ranking substations by measuring both dispersion and outliers in the power signature. We use robust regression to estimate a linear regression model. Observations that fall outside of the threshold in this model are considered outliers. Dispersion is measured using coefficient of determination R2 which is a statistical measure of how close the data are to the fitted regression line.

    Our method first produces two different lists by ranking substations using number of outliers and dispersion separately. Then, we merge the two lists into one using the Borda Count method. Substations appearing on the top of the list should indicate higher abnormality in heat demand compared to the ones on the bottom. We have applied our model on data from substations connected to two district heating networks in the south of Sweden. Three different approaches i.e. outlier-based, dispersion-based and aggregated methods are compared against the rankings based on return temperatures. The results show that our method significantly outperforms the state-of-the-art outlier-based method. © 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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  • 343.
    Calikus, Ece
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Nowaczyk, Sławomir
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Pinheiro Sant'Anna, Anita
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Dikmen, Onur
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    No Free Lunch But A Cheaper Supper: A General Framework for Streaming Anomaly Detection2020In: Expert systems with applications, ISSN 0957-4174, E-ISSN 1873-6793Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years, there has been increased research interest in detecting anomalies in temporal streaming data. A variety of algorithms have been developed in the data mining community, which can be divided into two categories (i.e., general and ad hoc). In most cases, general approaches assume the one-size-fits-all solution model where a single anomaly detector can detect all anomalies in any domain.  To date, there exists no single general method that has been shown to outperform the others across different anomaly types, use cases and datasets. On the other hand, ad hoc approaches that are designed for a specific application lack flexibility. Adapting an existing algorithm is not straightforward if the specific constraints or requirements for the existing task change. In this paper, we propose SAFARI, a general framework formulated by abstracting and unifying the fundamental tasks in streaming anomaly detection, which provides a flexible and extensible anomaly detection procedure. SAFARI helps to facilitate more elaborate algorithm comparisons by allowing us to isolate the effects of shared and unique characteristics of different algorithms on detection performance. Using SAFARI, we have implemented various anomaly detectors and identified a research gap that motivates us to propose a novel learning strategy in this work. We conducted an extensive evaluation study of 20 detectors that are composed using SAFARI and compared their performances using real-world benchmark datasets with different properties. The results indicate that there is no single superior detector that works well for every case, proving our hypothesis that "there is no free lunch" in the streaming anomaly detection world. Finally, we discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each method in-depth and draw a set of conclusions to guide future users of SAFARI.

  • 344.
    Calikus, Ece
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Nowaczyk, Sławomir
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Pinheiro Sant'Anna, Anita
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Gadd, Henrik
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS). Öresundskraft, Helsingborg, Sweden.
    Werner, Sven
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    A data-driven approach for discovering heat load patterns in district heating2019In: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 252, article id 113409Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Understanding the heat usage of customers is crucial for effective district heating operations and management. Unfortunately, existing knowledge about customers and their heat load behaviors is quite scarce. Most previous studies are limited to small-scale analyses that are not representative enough to understand the behavior of the overall network. In this work, we propose a data-driven approach that enables large-scale automatic analysis of heat load patterns in district heating networks without requiring prior knowledge. Our method clusters the customer profiles into different groups, extracts their representative patterns, and detects unusual customers whose profiles deviate significantly from the rest of their group. Using our approach, we present the first large-scale, comprehensive analysis of the heat load patterns by conducting a case study on many buildings in six different customer categories connected to two district heating networks in the south of Sweden. The 1222 buildings had a total floor space of 3.4 million square meters and used 1540 TJ heat during 2016. The results show that the proposed method has a high potential to be deployed and used in practice to analyze and understand customers’ heat-use habits. © 2019 Calikus et al. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  • 345.
    Caltais, Georgiana
    et al.
    University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany.
    Leue, Stefan
    University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany.
    Mousavi, Mohammad Reza
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    (De-)Composing Causality in Labeled Transition Systems2016In: 1st Workshop on Causal Reasoning for Embedded and safety-critical Systems Technologies (CREST’16) / [ed] Gregor Gössler & Oleg Sokolsky, Open Publishing Association , 2016, Vol. 224, p. 10-24Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we introduce a notion of counterfactual causality in the Halpern and Pearl sense that is compositional with respect to the interleaving of transition systems. The formal framework for reasoning on what caused the violation of a safety property is established in the context of labeled transition systems and Hennessy Milner logic. The compositionality results are devised for non-communicating systems.

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  • 346.
    Camelo, Guilherme Antonio
    et al.
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Recena Menezes, Maria Luiza
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS). Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Pinheiro Sant'Anna, Anita
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Vicari, Rosa Maria
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Pereira, Carlos Eduardo
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Control of Smart Environments Using Brain Computer Interface Based on Genetic Algorithm2016In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743, E-ISSN 1611-3349, Vol. 9622, p. 773-781Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This work deals with the development of an interface to control a smart conference room using passive BCI (Brain Computer Interface). It compares a genetic algorithm developed in a previous project to control the smart conference room with a random control algorithm. The system controls features of the conference room such as air conditioner, lightning systems, electric shutters, entertainment devices, etc. The parameters of the algorithm are extracted from users biosignal using Emotiv Epoc Headset while the user performs an attention test. The tests indicate that the decisions made by the genetic algorithm lead to better results, but in a single execution cannot be considered an effective optimization algorithm. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016.

  • 347.
    Cameron, J.
    et al.
    DiLab i Lund AB.
    Jacobson, C.
    AstraZeneca R and D.
    Nilsson, Kenneth
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Rögnvaldsson, Thorsteinn
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    A biometric approach to laboratory rodent identification2007In: Lab animal, ISSN 0093-7355, E-ISSN 1548-4475, Vol. 36, no 3, p. 36-40Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Individual identification of laboratory rodents typically involves invasive methods, such as tattoos, ear clips, and implanted transponders. Beyond the ethical dilemmas they may present, these methods may cause pain or distress that confounds research results. The authors describe a prototype device for biometric identification of laboratory rodents that would allow researchers to identify rodents without the complications of other methods. The device, which uses the rodent's ear blood vessel pattern as the identifier, is fast, automatic, noninvasive, and painless.

  • 348.
    Campanini, D.
    et al.
    Department of Physics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, SE-106 91, Sweden.
    Diao, Zhu
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), MPE-lab.
    Rydh, Andreas
    Department of Physics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, SE-106 91, Sweden.
    Raising the superconducting Tc of gallium: In situ characterization of the transformation of α -Ga into β -Ga2018In: Physical Review B, ISSN 2469-9950, E-ISSN 2469-9969, Vol. 97, no 18, article id 184517Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Gallium (Ga) displays several metastable phases. Superconductivity is strongly enhanced in the metastable β-Ga with a critical temperature Tc=6.04(5)K, while stable α-Ga has a much lower Tc<1.2K. Here we use a membrane-based nanocalorimeter to initiate the transition from α-Ga to β-Ga on demand, as well as study the specific heat of the two phases on one and the same sample. The in situ transformation is initiated by bringing the temperature to about 10K above the melting temperature of α-Ga. After such treatment, the liquid supercools down to 232K, where β-Ga solidifies. We find that β-Ga is a strong-coupling type-I superconductor with Δ(0)/kBTc=2.00(5) and a Sommerfeld coefficient γn=1.53(4)mJ/molK2, 2.55 times higher than that in the α phase. The results allow a detailed comparison of fundamental thermodynamic properties between the two phases. © 2018 American Physical Society.

  • 349.
    Campolo, Claudia
    et al.
    Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Molinaro, Antonella
    Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Berthet, Antoine O.
    Gif-sur-Yvette, CNRS-Centrale Supélec-Université Paris Sud, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Full-Duplex Radios for Vehicular Communications2017In: IEEE Communications Magazine, ISSN 0163-6804, E-ISSN 1558-1896, Vol. 55, no 6, p. 182-189Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent significant advances in self-interference cancellation techniques pave the way for the deployment of full-duplex wireless transceivers capable of concurrent transmission and reception on the same channel. Despite the promise to theoretically double the spectrum efficiency, full-duplex prototyping in off-the-shelf chips of mobile devices is still in its infancy, mainly because of the challenges in mitigating self-interference to a tolerable level and the strict hardware constraints. In this article, we argue in favor of embedding full-duplex radios in onboard units of future vehicles. Unlike the majority of mobile devices, vehicular onboard units are good candidates to host complex FD transceivers because of their virtually unlimited power supply and processing capacity. Taking into account the effect of imperfect SI cancellation, we investigate the design implications of full-duplex devices at the higher-layer protocols of next-generation vehicular networks and highlight the benefits they could bring with respect to half-duplex devices in some representative use cases. Early results are also provided that give insight into the impact of self-interference cancellation on vehicle-to-roadside communications, and showcase the benefits of FD-enhanced medium access control protocols for vehicle-to-vehicle communications supporting crucial road safety applications.

  • 350.
    Campolo, Claudia
    et al.
    DIIES Department, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Molinaro, Antonella
    DIIES Department, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy, & CentraleSupélec/L2S, Université Paris-Saclay, Paris, France.
    Berthet, Antoine
    CentraleSupélec/L2S, Université Paris-Saclay, Paris, France.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES). Department of Electrical Engineering, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway.
    On Latency and Reliability of Road Hazard Warnings over the Cellular V2X Sidelink Interface2019In: IEEE Communications Letters, ISSN 1089-7798, E-ISSN 1558-2558, Vol. 23, no 11, p. 2135-2138Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Decentralized Environmental Notification Messages (DENMs) are generated by a vehicle upon detection of an accident or other hazards on the road, and need to be promptly and reliably transmitted. Delayed or lost messages may have fatal consequences, especially in critical driving situations, such as automated overtake and emergency braking, when vehicles can be very close to each other. In this letter, the DENM latency and reliability performances are characterized over the Cellular Vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) sidelink (PC5 interface). The conducted study uses analytical tools, among which stochastic geometry, to derive performance results, then validated by simulations. Results are applied to the case of DENMs for emergency electronic brake lights, and helpful insights are provided for this crucial case and for other more general DENM-assisted V2X use cases.

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