Development of an internet-distributed hardware-in-the-loop simulation platform for an automotive application

Tulga Ersal, Jeffrey L. Stein, Mark Brudnak, Zoran Filipi, Ashwin Salvi, Hosam K. Fathy

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Abstract

This paper summarizes efforts to integrate, for the first time, two geographically-dispersed hardware-in-the-loop simulation setups over the Internet in an observer-free way. The two setups are the engine-in-the-loop simulation setup at the University of Michigan (UM) in Ann Arbor, MI, USA, and the driver-in-the-loop ride motion simulator at the US Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, MI, USA. The goal of this integration is to increase the fidelity of experiments and to enable concurrent engineering. First, a model-based simulation of the setup is utilized to analyze the effects of variable delay, an intrinsic characteristic of the Internet, on the integrated system, particularly in terms of stability, robustness, and transparency. Then, experiments with the actual hardware are presented. The conclusion is that the two pieces of hardware can indeed be integrated over the Internet without relying on observers in a stable and subjectively transparent manner, even if the nominal delay is increased by four times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference 2009, DSCC2009
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages985-992
Number of pages8
EditionPART B
ISBN (Print)9780791848920
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2009 - Hollywood, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2009Oct 14 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference 2009, DSCC2009
NumberPART B

Other

Other2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2009
CountryUnited States
CityHollywood, CA
Period10/12/0910/14/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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