AURELION: Sensor-Realistic Simulation

Visualization and outstanding sensor realism for virtual test drives

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

Application Areas

AURELION allows for precise sensor environment simulation, offers models for different sensor types, and is suitable for a wide range of use cases and configurations. It can be used throughout various phases of development, for example, in hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) tests, software-in-the-loop (SIL) tests, vehicle-in-the-loop (VIL) tests, and for parallel validation in the cloud.

Key Benefits

The 3-D rendering engine, the high-precision dSPACE simulation models, realistic 3-D assets, and high-resolution material information allow for the accurate simulation of automotive sensors and environments under different weather and lighting conditions. AURELION marks a significant advancement and more than replaces the previous MotionDesk and Sensor Simulation software. It combines numerous features in a single product. The solution lets you integrate third-party sensor models and will soon offer Linux and Docker support. It can be integrated with many other dSPACE tools, such as ASM, VEOS, RTMaps, the Environment Sensor Interface (ESI) Unit, SIMPHERA, and even custom code.

AURELION B-Design3D – Urban Environment

This package, made by B-Design3D, includes a Geo typical downtown block with a few types of roads, including a boulevard with a roundabout, various intersections with traffic signs, traffic lights, one way street, parallel parking and a parking lot.

Software-in-the loop (SIL) testing

Aurelion is part of the dSPACE SIL testing solution for PC- and cloud-based simulation.
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Feature Description Benefit
Sensor simulation Easy parameterization and positioning of camera, radar, and lidar sensors and their simulation in real time. Cost-effective generation of realistic sensor data.
Consistency One tool for HIL, SIL, and cloud use cases. Save time and money by working with the same tools and project data across development steps.
Scalability Extensive scaling capabilities across multiple compute instances on a synchronized simulation basis. Simulation of the full sensor stack in an autonomous vehicle according to SAE Level 5.
Custom sensor model Several performant interfaces for IP-protected integration of third-party sensor models High realism by modeling the processing of the real sensor.
Dynamic generation of roads and terrain The Road and Scenery Generator can generate 3-D representations of roads, based on ModelDesk roads and the OpenDrive standard. Any road can be represented with any maneuver.



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