Highly accurate environmental sensor simulation Sensor Simulation System Overview




Simulation Models AURELION

Visualization and outstanding sensor realism for virtual test drives

AURELION, the new dSPACE solution for sensor-realistic simulation, lets you integrate top-grade visualization and cutting-edge, realistic sensors into your processes for developing and validating driving functions.

  • High-resolution visualization, including realistic lighting and weather effects
  • High-quality 3-D assets developed by dSPACE, such as vehicles, e-scooters, and pedestrians
  • Realistic camera, lidar, and radar models calculated in real time


Simulation Models AURELION Camera Model

Realistic simulation of a camera and the sensor environment

The optional ‘AURELION Camera’ model allows AURELION, the new dSPACE solution for sensor-realistic simulation, to realistically simulate a camera with a rectilinear or fish-eye lens and the corresponding sensor environment.

  • High-fidelity graphics and lighting effects and configurable realistic lens profiles
  • Options for image modification
  • Configurable color filter for outputting raw sensor data
  • Custom real-time post-processing plug-ins for processing image data


Simulation Models AURELION Radar Model

Realistic simulation of radar signals

The optional ‘AURELION Radar’ model allows AURELION, the new dSPACE solution for sensor-realistic simulation, to simulate a highly realistic radar channel impulse response in real time.

  • Polarimetric calculation of the radar channel and multipath propagation
  • Consideration of specular reflections and diffuse scattering
  • Adaptive ray launching for accurate results and optimal performance


Simulation Models AURELION Lidar Model

Realistic simulation of lidar sensors

The optional ‘AURELION Lidar’ model allows AURELION, the new dSPACE solution for sensor-realistic simulation, to realistically simulate a lidar sensor and the corresponding sensor environment.

  • Output of a point cloud or raw data
  • Support for scanning and flash-based sensors
  • Realistic motion distortion effects with configurable time offsets for each ray


Experiment and Visualization Software MotionDesk

3-D Online Animation of Simulated Mechanical Systems in Real Time

dSPACE MotionDesk is a 3-D online animation software application that visualizes the results of hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulations for ECU tests. MotionDesk supports hardware simulation platforms from dSPACE, such as SCALEXIO and DS1006. The tool also supports offline simulation based on dSPACE VEOS and Simulink® and comes with valuable features for developing and testing ADAS scenarios. These include camera sensor simulation during which MotionDesk video data is fed directly to the camera ECU and ideal point-cloud sensor models for the development of radar and lidar sensors.

  • Supports testing of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
  • Tight integration to ModelDesk and ASM
  • Intuitive graphical scene design


Simulation Models ASM Traffic

Real-time environment simulation with traffic and objects

ASM Traffic is the model for simulating vehicles, traffic participants, traffic objects, and vehicle sensors. It allows to efficiently develop and validate driver assistance systems in virtual environments.


SCALEXIO Hardware SCALEXIO Processing Unit

Product lines for high core performance and high parallel performance

SCALEXIO Processing Units are ideal for high-performance applications with complex models with a large amount of I/O. The unit can be installed in a SCALEXIO rack or used on a desk.

  • Two versions available: for high core performance and for high parallel performance
  • High-performance host interface
  • Multiprocessor support


SCALEXIO Hardware SCALEXIO Rack System

Off-the-shelf HIL simulator with up to 12 height units

The SCALEXIO rack system is very flexible due to extensive I/O features. All hardware is software-configurable, making it easy to adapt the system to changing project requirements.  

  • HIL simulator for a wide range of applications
  • Integrated Failure Insertion Unit
  • Integrated signal conditioning 


SCALEXIO Hardware Sensor Simulation PC

High-performance simulation platform for realistic sensor simulation

The Sensor Simulation PC is the dSPACE platform for calculating physics-based models of environment sensors, such as radar, lidar, and camera sensors. It facilitates deterministic real-time sensor simulation with a high degree of realism and a high resolution.