Research in fail-operational systems and graceful degradation strategies

  • Forschungsthema:Eingebettete Elektronische Systeme
  • Typ:Bachelor-/ Masterarbeit
  • Datum:offen (zu vergeben)
  • Betreuung:

    M. Sc. Matthias Stammler

Research in fail-operational systems and graceful degradation strategies


Highly automated systems like self-driving cars, planes or communication satellites need to stay operational when system parts fail and ensure (partial) viability as long as possible. Because of this, fail-safe systems include many redundancies. Modern architectures should include solution that are better than just ‘put the same connection twice’. 


Any topic related to fail-operational architectures or graceful degradation strategies may be considered for a bachelor or master thesis: This includes implementation and extensions of existing architectures, system monitoring strategies to decide when to use redundant hardware or the construction of demonstrators to show interesting new ideas.

Apart from that any ideas are welcome. I promise to support you in working it out.


  • Motivation and interest in solving technical problems independently
  • Knowledge in object oriented programming languages (C++/Java)
  • Knowledge in hardware description languages (e.g. VHDL)