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Research Project: Modular and Scalable Safety Concept

Institute of Machine Components (IMA)

Conceptual development of a modular and scalable safety concept including a prototypical implementation for the example of an electronic power distributor
[Photo: Philipp Kilian]

Innovative and holistic safety concepts for the power supply system are required due to the megatrends electrification, automation and connectivity. To cope with these trends and to be able to react dynamic on changing requirements, the corresponding safety concepts shall be structured in a modular and scalable manner. Therefore, we do research on innovative approaches to automatically derive efficient safety concepts including their validation and verification based on artificial intelligence and/or optimization algorithms. Because the evaluation of different hardware-architecture is very time consuming and error prone, we want to investigate an automated approach based on fault injection to evaluate hardware building blocks in a modular way. The fault injection shall be based on generic fault models to enable automation and increase objectivity.

detailed project description (.pdf)

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The project is carried out in an industrial cooperation with Robert Bosch GmbH.


  1. Kilian, Philipp ; Köhler, Armin ; Van Bergen, Patrick ; Gebauer, Carsten ; Pfeufer, Bernd ; Koller, Oliver ; Bertsche, Bernd: Principle Guidelines for Safe Power Supply Systems Development. In: IEEE Access. Bd. 9 (2021), Nr. 9499031, S. 107751–107766 — IMA-ZUV 370 (peer-review)


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