|Subject:||Opal-RT Simulation Newsletter, Vol. 11|
|Date:||Fri, 19 Apr 2002 11:01:48 -0400|
I understand that you are involved in the simulation of dynamic systems, particularly for developing control systems. I thought you might be interested in what Opal-RT Technologies can offer you.
If you need to run simulations in real-time for hardware-in-the-loop applications, Opal-RT provides all the products and services you need to deliver hard-real-time performance for the most complex MATLAB/Simulink or MATRIXx/SystemBuild models.
I have included a copy of our latest Simulation newsletter, which outlines some of the developments in this growing area. I hope you find this of interest.
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Welcome to the Simulation Newsletter, the way for control engineers and simulation specialists to stay up-to-date with new simulation and control technologies.
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Topics for this month are:
Help us to define the ideal mechanical systems analysis tool and you could win a Digital Camera!
From our Downloads Section
Introducing SYMOFROS: Mechanical Systems Simulation for Real-Time Dynamics Modeling and Control Systems Development
Over the last few years, we have been working with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to develop a new technology for analyzing complex multibody mechanisms, using an innovative symbolic approach to defining the mechanism model.
This technology, SYMOFROS, incorporates all the tools needed to graphically define the mechanism topology, generate the equations of motion, and incorporate the model into a real-time simulator. It has been used successfully by CSA in many projects, such as the Space Shuttle's manipulator, and the Mobile Servicing System for the International Space Station.
Now, we want to put the power of SYMOFROS into your hands.
If you need to analyze the dynamics and kinematics of mechanical systems, such as vehicle suspensions, aircraft landing gear, robotics, and other high-speed, high-precision mechanisms, we'd like to hear from you. Our goal is to fully understand the requirements of engineers who could use such a tool, to help us develop the ideal solution.
take a few minutes to fill out the online survey at www.symofros.com. If you submit this before
and Opal-RT Advance Integration of Simulation and Test
OPAL-RT Flying High with the Embraer EMB-170!
The maiden flight for Embraer's new EMB-170 regional jet in February 2002 went off without a hitch, and Opal-RT's technologies were "on board" in their on-ground telemetry station, to perform real-time in-flight, as well as post-flight, processing and analysis of the flight-test data.
RT-LAB was used in conjunction with high-fidelity models of the aircraft flight dynamics and control systems, and DINAMO, a specialized tool for aircraft flight analysis from Opal-RT, was used for configuring the models for controlling simulations and comparing them to flight test data.
The design of the EMB-170, described by Embraer's President, Mauricio Botelho as "the most complex and challenging program we've ever developed", is the first to use fly-by-wire technology (computer-controlled, electrical primary flight controls) on a regional jet, a feature that is used only on advanced military aircraft and large transport jets.
According to a recent communiqué from Embraer, the use of digital modeling and virtual reality "...contributes to the reduction of costs and development cycles, as well as costly and time-consuming changes later in the program". Real-time technologies from Opal-RT have played a role in the success of the design and test stages of the program.
According to Opal-RT's Director of Aerospace Modeling and Simulation Division, Dr. Sergio Cavalcanti, who was present at the first test, "this has been a very exciting time for my team, as well as the design team at Embraer. It demonstrates that RT-LAB and DINAMO can give engineers the performance they need when it matters the most."
For more information about our Aerospace Modeling and Simulation services and products, including DINAMO, particularly with its new Parameter Estimation features, and the new RT-LAB Avionics Test Bench click here.
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