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Title: Integrated vetronics systems : mixed integrity vetronics verification and validation
Author: Melentis, Ioannis John
ISNI:       0000 0004 2724 4187
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 2011
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Modern military vehicles boast a significant number of diverse electronic equipment. The current land systems and vehicle electronics (vetronics) trends for Platform Command and Control (C2) are moving towards more electric and electronic vehicles. Therefore, systems designers of future vehicles will be faced with even greater challenges on integrating more and more complex systems. The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has identified Vetronics Systems Integration (VSI) as priority area to tackle this problem, and provides funding to applied research programmes, such as the one described in this thesis. The central proposition of this thesis is the following: It is feasible to emulate a functionally partitioned land system electronic architecture - without compromising individual systems integrity requirements - in both a Systems Integration Laboratory Testbed and in a vehicle, by bringing together heterogeneous technologies and techniques from other industries. This is supported by a) creating and demonstrating a TTP-MilCAN integrated platform using Vetronics Verification & Validation, leading to a testbed, b) by researching into Active HUMS and their capabilities in Health monitoring and Management, resulting in a demonstrator using TTP as the enabling technology, and c) through the development of a mobile demonstrator testbed, including the development of TTP-based Drive-by-Wire system, a TTP-MilCAN segment, implementing the Active HUMS health monitoring and management concepts, to provide the proof-of-concept that the proposition can be achieved.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery ; TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics