Towards a Standardized Format for Automotive Mission Profiles
Mission profiles are fundamental to technology development, product robustness validation and reliability engineering in the automotive development process. They contain a simplified, quantitative representation of external and internal load conditions which a component or system is exposed to during its production and operation. One of the main purpose of mission profiles is the exchange of information between different partners along the automotive supply chain, for instance quantitative requirements or qualification results. Clear and unambiguous communication between the development partners is of key importance for developing reliable and robust electronic and electro-mechanical products. However, until today there exists no standardized electronic data format for mission profiles that enables such unambiguous communication along the supply chain. We present currently ongoing efforts to define and specify the XML format MPFO aiming for international standardization.