HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP (HIL) BY INGETEAM ALLOWS TO REACH HIGHER LEVELS OF SOFTWARE QUALITY.
Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test bench developed by INGETEAM provides a time saving and safe environment for testing high-power electronic systems for High Speed railway applications. This tool allows to reach higher levels of software quality, a significant reduction in cost and shorter commissioning times by the debugging of software errors in early phases of the project considering the software lifecycle.
HIL test bench consists of the same Traction Control Unit (TCU) to be used in the real application and a real time simulator, where the traction converters, motors behavior and the train dynamics are simulated, generating all the needed signals and operation conditions. This way, it is possible to evaluate both the hardware and software performance of traction control unit as it would be on a train´s real operation; allowing to force and simulate situations that would be very difficult to create in any other manner.
Hardware In The Loop will maximize software quality improvement, minimize defaults during commissioning of the traction system, will reduce time needed for system´s validation and will useful during commercial operation, to reproduce and analyze any situation on an effective way.