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Hybrid Aircraft, Simulation Control and Testing

Simulate and test your electric hybrid hydrogen fuel-cell, and battery propelled aircraft using rapid control prototyping.

Hybrid electric aircrafts are today’s answer for long-range flights with low emission. A hybrid-electric propulsion system can close the gap between the power density limitations of batteries and fossil fuel emissions.

In this growing market, it is a state-of-the-art procedure for suppliers to deliver a virtual model of their component to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) enabling them to build a digital twin and test the integration. This digital twin enables engineers to perform rapid control prototyping (RCP) and test the plant model in the iron bird, which leads to shorter development and integration cycles.

The complexity of onboard power generation and battery management systems requires complete verification, which can be achieved with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing before it will undergo flight tests.

Using Simulink Real-Time™, you can develop your powertrain by performing HIL tests with the same models you used for the desktop simulation. This enables you to tune your powertrain and propulsion control system at an early development stage. 

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Featured Application Use Cases

Digital Twin

Fully leverage digital twins starting with the requirement definition until the verification and certification in one coherent digital thread. Simulate the interaction between your electrical and mechanical design in a complete virtual environment and tune your physical hybrid electric propulsion system design in Real Time using HIL testing.  

 

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Powertrain

In this growing market, it is a state-of-the-art procedure for suppliers to deliver a virtual model of their component to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), enabling them to build a digital twin and test its integration. This digital twin enables engineers to perform rapid control prototyping (RCP) and test the plant model in the iron bird, which leads to shorter development and integration cycles. 

 

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Flight Control

Develop, test, and certify the flight controller for your hybrid-electric aircraft. Perform HIL testing on the power control system and verify its integration in the auto flight system while keeping track of all requirements from the aviation authorities.  

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Onboard Power Generation

Simplify power hardware-in-the-loop (P-HIL) testing by using high fidelity FPGAs to sample high frequencies up to 12.5 Giga samples per second (Gsps) and verify your onboard power system. You can perform stress tests on your system by performing fault insertion in the physical domain. This allows you to determine how the faults influence your system enabling you to validate your requirements from the modeled domain in real time. 

 

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Battery Management Systems

Design and test your battery management system (BMS) for your onboard microgrid and power electronic system. You can perform hardware-in-the-loop tests for estimates state-of-charge (SoC) and state-of-health (SOH) monitoring. The emulation of individual cells or complete battery packs enables you to perform early testing of your BMS and evaluate how they interact with your onboard power system. 

 

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Electric Propulsion

Verify the design of your electric hybrid, hydrogen fuel-cell, and battery-based propulsion system using HIL to ensure the required design assurance level (DAL) for your new prototype. Ensure seamless integration of your electric propulsion system into your hydrogen and kerosene combustion power generation. 

 

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Real-Time Simulation and Testing

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