Fault tolerance techniques for embedded telemetry system: case study

Kazimierz Krosman , Janusz Sosnowski

Abstract

This paper presents software methods of improving fault tolerance in embedded systems. These methods have been adapted to a telemetry system dedicated to tracking vehicles for logistics purposes. The developed telemetry system allows us to monitor vehicle position and some technical parameters via GSM communication. It comprises the capability of remote software reconfiguration. To evaluate dependability of the system we use a fault injection technique based on simulating bit-flip errors within memory cells. For this purpose an original testbed has been developed. It provides not only the capability of disturbing internal state of the tested system (via JTAG interface) but also the possibility of controlling system input states and observing its behavior (in particular output signals) according to specified test scenarios. The whole test process is automatized. The paper presents a case study related to a commercial product but the described methodology and techniques can be extended for other embedded systems.
Author Kazimierz Krosman (FEIT / IN)
Kazimierz Krosman,,
- The Institute of Computer Science
, Janusz Sosnowski (FEIT / IN)
Janusz Sosnowski,,
- The Institute of Computer Science
Pages100314M-1-100314M-11
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Romaniuk Ryszard (eds.): Proc. SPIE. 10031, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016, vol. 10031, 2016, P.O. Box 10, Bellingham, Washington 98227-0010 USA , SPIE , ISBN 9781510604858, [781510604865 (electronic) ], 1170 p., DOI:10.1117/12.2257157
Keywords in EnglishFault tolerance, fault injection, dependability, telemetry system, embedded system
DOIDOI:10.1117/12.2249107
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2249107
ProjectDevelopment of new algorithms in the areas of software and computer architecture, artificial intelligence and information systems and computer graphics . Project leader: Rybiński Henryk, , Phone: +48 22 234 7731, start date 18-05-2015, end date 30-11-2016, II/2015/DS/1, Completed
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