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Fundamentals of Automotive Functional Safety Control Systems Using ISO 26262 – Diesel CLH1301

The Automotive Industry is preparing for autonomous vehicle control following the Functional Safety standard ISO 26262. Currently, the industry is experiencing a shortage of engineers in the workplace having the skillset and knowledge-base to implement, test, and verify the newest standard for the autonomous vehicle. LHPU has developed a 6-week Functional Safety boot camp to fill the void with entry level engineers needed for documentation purposes of meeting the ISO 26262 standard.

Embedded controls engineers focus their strategies at the system level and their technical know-how to the complex control of the subsystems and components. Skilled embedded controls engineers proficient in strategy development using Simulink are in high demand in the automotive industry. This intensive, six-week course covers Functional Safety and diesel engine controls exercises including the utilization of software technology for rapid controls prototyping. This course, presented by LHPU, covers topics such as, feedback of a PI controller, diesel engine overview, diesel governing strategies, fuel calculations, extensive usage of Simulink and code generation tools, calibration exercises for throttles and idle control, etc.

This course is intended to give students the foundation to implement the ISO 26262 standard. At the end of the course, students should be able to use an Electronic Throttle Control to explain the concepts and demonstrate Functional Safety using the ISO 26262 standard requirements. This course is designed to give students the skills, confidence, and experience to contribute on the first day of their job as a professional engineer.

The ISO 26262 Standard is integrated with the existing LHPU diesel embedded controls course to include:

  • Embedded Systems using J1939 CAN communications and custom protocol development
  • Software-in-loop (SIL) and Hardware-in-loop (HIL) testing
  • Controls strategy development using Simulink
  • Electronic throttle control project
  • Speed governor modelling
  • Diesel engine management system project
  • Agile SCRUM methodology
  • Basic concepts and overview of ISO 26262/Functional Safety Standard

Professional soft skills are also integrated into the program including: coaching learners in business etiquette, leadership, stress management, budgeting, and teamwork. Instruction is provided through a curated set of materials and then students apply the concepts learned by completing group projects.

Learning Objectives
By attending this 6-week training you will be able to:
  • Construct, analyze, and decode a CAN J1939 Protocol message
  • Build an embedded controls model, produce a PI controller, characterize a sensor, set up an encoder in MotoHawk and Simulink, run a fuel injector, and define and implement a CAN message in MotoHawk and Simulink
  • Build and simulate a system of two PI controllers, each with target management
  • Calibrate the simulated system within set performance limits
  • Combine information from multiple documents to generate application specific code features (includes CAN messages)
  • Explain ISO 26262 work products, such as Safety Plan, Safety Case, Functional Safety Requirements (FSR), and Technical Safety Requirements (TSR)
  • Develop HARA (Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment) and ASIL (Automotive Safety Integration Level) determinations
  • Analyze real-world fault detection for electronic throttle control project
  • Validate and test safety requirements and work products such as Test Cases, Traceability Matrix
  • Combine learned material throughout the course to build an engine control strategy and apply and calibrate on a live 6-cylinder engine, electronic throttle, Port Fuel Injected (PFI) from written specifications
  • Test and debug a Simulink/MotoHawk engine control model on an HIL simulator
  • Practice the fundamentals of wire harness fabrication
  • Prepare and give a presentation and hands-on demonstrations to a live audience

    Who Should Attend

    This 6-week course is designed for recent engineering graduates or experienced engineers interested in a career in embedded controls. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of engineering practices and fundamentals. Suggested attendees: Systems Engineers, Automotive Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Experienced or Advanced Engineers with no experience in embedded controls.

    Attendees who successfully complete all elements of the course will receive a Certificate of Competency in Fundamentals of Automotive Functional Safety Control Systems using ISO 26262 from SAE International.

    WEEK ONE - CAN Communication using J1939 Protocol
    • Course Introduction
    • Introduction to CAN Communications
    • Layer 21 and Exercise
    • Layer 71 and Exercise
    • Layer 73 and Exercise
    • Layer 81 and Exercise
    • Introduction / Overview of ISO 26262
    • ISO 26262 Flowchart Specific to LHPU and 6-week Roadmap
    • Introduction of workproducts (Safety Plan, Safety Goals, Safety Case, FSR, TSR)
    • Functional Safety ISO 26262 Exam
    • CAN Communications Exam
    WEEK TWO - Fundamentals of Control Systems, Code Generation Tools, and Calibration Tools
    • Introduction to MotoHawk
    • Fundamentals of Controls Design and Simulink
    • Introduction to PID Controllers
    • Modelling Strategies and Best Practices
    • Introduction to Fundamental Mechanics of ETCs
    • Control of Hardware through Software using Simulink and Code Generation Tools
    • Simulating Systems using Simulink (SIL - Software-in-loop)
    • Flashing Models to ECU Hardware and Calibrating using Calibration Tools
    • Introduction to Sensors and Actuators
    • Spark Ignited Modelling Strategies and Best Practices
    • Controlling Fuel Injectors
    • Determining HARA / ASIL
    • Introduction to real world fault scenario
    • Introduction to workproduct HIS at System Level
    • Introduction to workproduct Validation / Test Plan / Test Cases / and Validation Report
    • Functional Safety ISO 26262 Exam
    • MotoHawk & Simulink Exam
    WEEKS THREE & FOUR - Minimum & Maximum Governor Modelling
    • Implement workload planning based on daily Agile SCRUM methodology
    • Learning details of a Supplied Engine Model in Simulink
    • Introduction to Engines & States
    • Introduction to Speed Limiters
    • Creating an Idle Feedback RPM Controller for the Engine
    • Isolating Engine Operation into Engine States and Applying the Appropriate Controller in each state
    • Adding Pedal-based Engine Control to the Engine Control Strategy
    • Building a Maximum Governor RPM Limiter into the Engine Control Strategy
    • Introduction to Traceability - Requirements through Validation
    • Functional Safety ISO 26262 Exams for Weeks 3 & 4
    • Minimum Governor Exam (Week 3)
    • Maximum Governor Exam (Week 4)
    WEEK FIVE - Hardware in the Loop Systems
    • Introduction to HiL Systems
    • HiL System Interfaces
    • Fundamentals of Wire Harness Fabrication
    • Applying Test Strategies to HiL Systems
    • Troubleshooting with HiL Systems
    • Introduction to Configuration and Change Management
    • Introduction to Tool Qualification
    • Functional Safety ISO 26262 Exam
    • HiL System Exam
    WEEK SIX - Engine Calibration using Trainee"s Software Strategy on a Live Engine and Calibrating this Strategy
    • Basics of Calibration & PID Tuning on ETC and RPM
    • Engine Fundamentals & Crank State Calibration
    • Run State Calibration & Minimum Governor
    • Airflow Estimation and O2 Control
    • Group Presentation and Live Demonstrations
    Michael Riley or Jason Tartt or Michael Gallagher or Ashutosh Chandel or Steve Neemeh or Dan White

    Michael D. Riley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Indiana State University in 1994. He is currently the Chief Engineer over embedded software, datalinks and software tools at LHP Engineering Solutions in the Software Solutions division, overseeing multiple software projects. His area of expertise is in datalinks communications, focusing mainly on CAN protocols. He has led projects developing “smart actuators” for variable geometry engine turbos, exhaust after-treatment systems, telematics systems, battery management systems, CAN gateways, software engineering tools and service tools, among many others over his 22-year career.

    Michael worked as a Datalink Systems Engineer for Cummins, Inc., for 9 ½ years, working with CAN, J1939, KWP2000 and other protocols. He worked extensively on system integration with various OEM components such as Allison and Eaton transmissions. As a Chief Engineer, Michael has directed many different projects over the past 10 years at LHP. One such project was the design and implementation of a ramp control system for wheelchair accessible vans. The system integrated CAN communication for three major minivan OEMs, working seamlessly with the van door operation. It also involved architecting a PC service tool and an embedded handled diagnostic tool.

    When not at work, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and five kids. He also enjoys music and woodworking. He has built several electric guitars for himself and friends and plays one of those guitars as the rhythm guitarist and backup singer in a rock and blues band.

    Jason Tartt is the technical lead for LHPU, responsible for controls and course development training. He has worked as a controls and calibration engineer for Mercury Marine, MotoTron, and Woodward, Inc., specializing in knock, governing, coldstart, and vehicle drivability on diesel, gasoline, and natural gas applications.

    Jason received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin at Madison. In his spare time, Jason enjoys training for triathlons.

    Mike Gallagher is a Systems and Controls Engineer that brings MATLAB, Simulink, and MotoHawk experience from a variety of industries to the LHPU training program. He started his career in a research and development group at Parker Hannifin that was responsible for commercializing series hydraulic hybrid transmissions for the medium and heavy duty truck markets. At Parker, he held responsibility for a wide range of software algorithms including cold-start, regenerative braking, and safety critical fault diagnostics. He also held leadership roles in the multi-month simulation studies that defined the powersplit transmission architecture for Parker's future hybrid transmission systems.

    Since leaving Parker in 2013 he has run his own consulting business taking on projects in the full-electric, hybrid hydraulic, marine stabilization, and building automation industries. The consistent thread between all these projects has been their reliance on auto-code generation tools.

    Mike graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2009 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. He completed his Master's coursework at The Ohio State University graduating in 2014 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Control Theory. Currently he's working on his PhD in electrical engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. His research interests are autonomous vehicles, pattern recognition, deep learning, and Robot Operating System (ROS). Mike is also a FIRST Robotics mentor for team 1308 at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, OH. When not at work, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and five kids. He also enjoys music and woodworking. He has built several electric guitars for himself and friends and plays one of those guitars as the rhythm guitarist and backup singer in a rock and blues band.

    Ashutosh Chandel currently heads up the NI/Test/HIL practice for LSS. As the practice manager, he is responsible for making sure projects are delivered on time and with expected quality. He is involved in multiple projects as a technical advisor as well as a developer from time to time. Ashutosh is also responsible for helping his team of 20 engineers to build their skills, career developments, resolving technical and interpersonal issues and, overall, making LHP a better place to work. Ashutosh enjoys the fact that though he is in a management position, he still receives opportunities to contribute in technical projects, helping him to be up-to-date with emerging tools and technology.

    Ashutosh has worked in various positions such as Project Manager, Technical Advisor, etc., at his previous organizations. He brings LHP 13 years experience in engineering and industrial services across multiple domains such as automotive, pharma, medical, industrial, manufacturing, and shop-floor automation, most of which are the top 100 of Fortune 500 companies.

    He is a proud member of SAE and a certified LabVIEW Architect (CLA), and helps other engineers with the certification process. Ashutosh is also a member of ISA
    (Instrumentation Society of America) and actively participates in the forums and discussions related to instrumentation and controls.

    In his spare time, Ashutosh enjoys playing cricket and volleyball. He is also a fan of soccer and likes to participate and volunteer in community events and non-profit charity organizations.

    Steve Neemeh joined LHP in 2015 to lead the expansion of the west coast operations and currently serving as General Manager LHP West - Solutions Architect. He is also leading the development of all safety critical applications, including ISO 26262 / functional safety.

    Prior to that, Steve was running research and development for Siemens Rail Automation. He was responsible for all aspects of product development and strategy including product line management, project management, hardware, software, and systems design and testing.
    Steve has spent his entire career in product development in software, electronics, and electro-mechanical systems. He has held a variety of roles in engineering, ranging from design engineer to project management, and departmental leadership in technology organizations.

    Steve attended Concordia University in Montreal Canada, and Purdue University in Indiana, and has a Master's degree in Engineering. Steve resides in Yorba Linda, California, with his wife Jennifer and two children.

    Dan White is Chief Engineer of Platform for LHP Engineering Solutions. Dan has been designing automotive hardware and software solutions for over 25 years. He has experience in building Hardware-in-the-loop test systems for engine control development using various hardware and software solutions. Dan's experience includes engineering of diesel engine controls, vehicle communications and service tools for the automotive aftermarket, OEMs and Tier1 suppliers.

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    Duration: 30 Days
    April 16-May 23, 2019 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) - Columbus, Indiana
    June 4-July 11, 2019 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) - Columbus, Indiana
    July 16-August 22, 2019 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) - Columbus, Indiana
    August 27-October 3, 2019 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) - Columbus, Indiana
    October 22-November 28, 2019 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) - Columbus, Indiana