All over the world, wherever engineers are working on aircraft and other aerial vehicles, dSPACE is involved throughout the entire development process for electronic control systems. Hardware and software from dSPACE play a vital role in giving aerospace engineers the required tools to set up high-performance development environments and test benches. Typical use cases range from rapid control prototyping, to software-in-the-loop simulation, to hardware-in-the-loop simulation for single or networked systems.
Realistic testing of flight scenarios in the lab
By providing a seamless and easy integration of simulation models, dSPACE products make it possible to frontload tests of aircraft components or systems with the support of a comprehensive workflow and easy test system configuration. Therefore, even critical flight scenarios are fully reproducible in a safe laboratory environment for early testing on the ground. The flexible and scalable test environment enables detailed and fully automated tests at every development stage in almost all conceivable flight situations.
Automated tests with scalable equipment
Moreover, test systems from dSPACE also support advanced use cases that require real-time simulation of multiple systems interacting with real parts of the aircraft. The closed-loop environment provides an effective verification platform for embedded software as well as integrated systems. This approach allows for performing efficient and automated integration tests 24 hours a day. In addition, the open and expandable architecture enables scalability from large to small setups depending on the application, thus contributing to a flexible and cost-effective test environment adaptable for different test scenarios.