The energy industry is experiencing a fundamental shift towards greener and more sustainable energy sourcing, which still has to be just as secure as energy generation from traditional fossil sources. Environmentally friendly energy concepts rely on energy generation from renewable, almost unlimited sources such as wind, water, sun, biomass, or geothermal energy. During this shift to renewable sources, energy supply must be guaranteed at all times. This requires a wide range of technical solutions. dSPACE offers comprehensive tools that maximize the efficiency of these energy sources.
Procuring energy from renewable sources is a challenge in many respects. Just think of the sheer number of energy sources and their distribution, and their voltage levels and energy output, which can undergo tremendous fluctuation depending on the time of day or season. That is why energy generation systems must be flexible and integrate seamlessly with local storage systems. New concepts like vehicle-to-grid feed-in are promising because the growing number of electric vehicles can make a major contribution to stabilizing the grid, but this will require intelligent, bidirectional charging systems. These profound changes in comparison to fossil energy sources give rise to new challenges in the development of the required technology. Most renewable energy systems must be equipped with power electronics components that control the energy flow to be fed into the main grid or a local electrical network.
Our Solutions for Renewable Energy Sourcing
Whatever it is you are developing – algorithms, control units, inverters, energy management systems, or other systems – dSPACE offers comprehensive support in designing, prototyping, implementing, and testing your ideas, helping you improve your development process. Our decades of knowledge in working with very fast signals and control loops give you the tried-and-tested tools you need to test your systems in a defined environment under reproducible conditions. Run through any scenario, from everyday operation to extreme situations.
Central Test Method for Validating ECUs
The dSPACE HIL test systems provide a simulated environment for efficient and reproducible validation of real ECUs in the laboratory 24/7. This increases test coverage and shortens validation times significantly. Our HIL solutions cover all vehicle domains from autonomous driving to zero emissions – starting with component testing and up to virtual vehicle testing.
Closing the Gap Between HIL and Dynamometer Testing
With our power HIL systems, we offer ready-to-use solutions for testing any kind of inverter, including the controller and power electronics, at full power. Using real voltages and currents, our systems enable you to complete exceptionally rigorous tests. Our systems behave like a digital twin of the real system and allow for easy configuration with just a few clicks, which significantly reduces setup times.
Simulation, Logging, Replay, and Analysis
dSPACE provides a comprehensive and complete tool chain for simulation, analyzation, and validation, supporting a wide range of bus systems and applications. Ready-to-use products and customer-specific solutions support you during your development process.
For data exchange with any industrial devices and SCADA systems using protocols like Modbus, Distributed Network Protocol 3 (DNP3), and IEC 61850, please contact us.
Software-in-the loop (SIL) testing with the powerful dSPACE solution for PC- and cloud-based simulation
With the dSPACE solution for software-in-the loop (SIL) testing, you can significantly accelerate your software development process by testing and validating virtually. dSPACE offers you a complete, modular, scalable development and test solution. You can conveniently simulate a device-under-test on a PC, connect it to physics-based models, run scalable tests in the cloud, and then easily reuse test scripts on hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) systems.
Data Management and Collaboration Software for Automated ECU Testing
SYNECT, our solution for the efficient and automated verification and validation of ECU software, helps engineers worldwide handle all test parameters, their dependencies, versions and variants, and the underlying requirements throughout the entire development process.
This results in consistent data versions and complete traceability as required in homologation processes, and an efficient reuse of data in other projects.
Optimized Production Software Development
The central challenges in production software development include the optimization of RAM resources, run time, and integration into the overall system. Furthermore, it must be possible to split the software in such a way that regular software updates are possible. And before the final software release, special validation and often a release process are required.
Development support from start to finish
Developing complex E/E systems and software with ever more safety-critical functions, especially in the area of autonomous systems, raises the question of guaranteeing function reliability. That's why dSPACE offers end-to-end expertise in functional safety, test strategy development as well as verification and validation in complex E/E processes - to support you from the earliest project stages to homologation.
dSPACE systems are easy to get up and running – however, if a project is more complex, if individual solutions are needed or if there is high time pressure, you can also trust dSPACE's fast, competent and reliable engineering services.