Hybrid Co-Simulation Framework

Internally funded project

Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr. Reinhard German
Dr.-Ing. Anatoli Djanatliev

Project members:
Moritz Gütlein

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 7 (Rechnernetze und Kommunikationssysteme)

Start date: 01/11/2017

Research Fields

Connected Mobility
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 7 (Rechnernetze und Kommunikationssysteme)

Abstract (technical / expert description):

Simulation is a decent method to study,
evaluate, and validate upcoming technologies and algorithms. In order to
generate realistic results, it is necessary to overcome different
challenges. One of these challenges is the computational feasibility of
holistic simulation scenarios, especially when it comes to large-scale
setups. These scenarios may model a whole city or even an entire
country. Besides performance problems, adequate modeling of real world
scenarios often requires the combination of multiple simulation tools
from different domains. This combination often requires the connection
of different modeling paradigms. Other challenges tasks are the time
synchronization of the different simulation tools and the data exchange
between them.

To solve these problems, a hybrid co-simulation framework is developed
in this project. The Framework uses an implementation of High Level
Architecture (HLA, IEEE1516) as a middleware and enables the dynamic
composition of a simulation setup that matches current requirements. The
composition takes place in two dimensions. In a vertical dimension,
multi-level support empowers the simulation at different levels of
detail, corresponding to the demands regarding performance, available
data, or posed questions. In a horizontal dimension, the coupling of
tools from different domains is enabled. The focus on extendability
makes it possible to add any needed tools at a later point in time to
the framework.


Gütlein, M., German, R., & Djanatliev, A. (2018). Towards a Hybrid Co-Simulation Framework: HLA-Based Coupling of MATSim and SUMO. In Eva Besada, Óscar Rodríguez Polo, Robson De Grande, José Luis Risco (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE/ACM 22st International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT) (pp. 1-9). Madrid, Spanien: IEEE.

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