Industrial Projects

The following list shows some of the supported industrial projects, mainly for major OEMs and T1 suppliers:

Fast train with motion blur, (c) Fotolia.com, Mikael Damkier, 5081096Transportation:

  • Functional and non-functional safety-management support for electrical propulsion-systems of light rail vehicles incl. Verification & Validation, organization of document-flow, system-decomposition and DOORS-based requirements-capturing and -tracking acc. EN50126/EN50128/EN50129; generic platform concepts vs. tailored application system (Germany; see also separate blog article);
  • Virtual Engineering evaluation on support of various reliability, safety, maintainability, testability and diagnostic methods, e.g. FMEA, FTA, RBD, CCA in train and infrastructure development (UK);
  • Automated generation of troubleshooting/diagnostic procedures of the Door System of a regional train to reduce MTTR (Mean Time to Repair) based on virtual product descriptions (UK);

Automotive:

  • Overview of ISO26262, colored Chart (c) icomodSafety-Engineering and process-optimization in development of braking systems according ISO26262; Impact analysis, hazard and risk analyis (HARA), functional safety concept and technical safety concept, verification and validation reports; migration of established legacy processes to ISO26262-compliance; safety requirement derivation from safety goals e.g. by “Goal structuring notation” (GSN); generic system templates and workproducts vs. application specific adaptions (Germany, US); see also –> blog post;
  • Support in safety-management of electrical high-voltage propulsion-systems and wireless charging of utility vehicles; definition of system boundary, functions, decomposition; hazard analysis, ASIL, requirements-capturing and safety planning acc. ISO26262 and IEC61508 (Germany);
  • Simulation-based computation of diagnostic procedures incl. automatic virtual fault-injection procedures to optimize the rule-based onboard-diagnostics for chassis electronics of upper class passenger cars (Germany);
  • Project coaching and onsite training for modelbased generation of diagnostic troubleshooting procedures for mechatronical parts incl. ECUs of heavy truck systems (Sweden);
  • Application of modelbased diagnosis and automatic generation of troubleshooting procedures of a truck Diesel engine exhaust system, incl. several onsite analysis, test and validation activity periods (US);
  • Advanced analysis of failure effects/FMEA for the pneumatic level control of a heavy load truck and of electronic steering system of construction vehicles, covering models of ECU, wiring, actuators and sensors (Sweden);
  • Development of reusable virtual functional components incl. fault mode descriptions and automated generation of high-quality troubleshooting sequences for workshop-diagnostics of passenger cars (Germany);

opened aircraft engine in the hangar, (c) Fotolia.com, Ferenc Szelepcsenyi, 4044798Aviation:

  • Project coaching and onsite training for evaluation of modelbased methods in Aircraft system engineering incl. safety- and diagnosis-centered tasks (Brazil);
  • Pilot study for new modelbased method for optimized layout and electrical load analysis (ELA) of aircraft onboard network topologies and simultaneous testing of HW/SW specification for automatic system reconfiguration, considering all component faults (France/EU);
  • Contributions to new approaches for ILS (Integrated Logistic Support) and IVHM (Integrated Vehicle Health Management) to combine various diagnostic techniques and documentations into interactive simulation-based solution (Sweden);
  • Evaluation of new methods of diagnosing and monitoring of aircraft systems to reduce the NFF (No Fault Found)-rate e.g. on a flight control system and a aircraft fuel pump system (EU, US);
  • Automation of Requirement-Driven Design: developmemt of advanced software module for automatic or interactive optimization of Fly-By-Wire-system-topologies, considering weight-, reliability- and safety-constraints incl. automatic generation of RBDs (Reliability-Block-Diagrams) and Fault-Trees (Germany);
  • Support in project for fault coverage analysis of the BITE software and Hidden-Fault-Detection of the A380 smoke detection sub-system in early phases of specification (Germany/EU);

Defence:

  • Availability-/MTTR-driven architecture analysis and optimization in early design phases/PSSA of a generic launcher system (Germany; see also separate blog article);
  • Support in hazard analysis, tracking and documentation, incl. risk mitigation, E/E/PE-analysis, Preliminary FTA and Final FTA, of a vehicle system acc. to MIL 882 and IEC 61508 for system and operational risks (Germany);
  • Modelbased tool-supported effectivity-analysis of the actuator control system of an UAV (Germany/EU);
  • Reliability analysis of safety functions of a missile flight control system, incl. automatic double-fault-FMEA, down to board level (Germany/EU);
  • Pilot modeling project to optimize the availability of a military ship propulsion system over multiple operation phases (Sweden);

SOFIA with open telescope doors; by NASA/Carla Thomas [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsSpace:

  • Modelbased analysis and diagnostic evaluation of the Secondary Mirror Assembly (SMA) of the NASA/DLR-funded Airborne telescope SOFIA;
  • Development of a component-oriented thermo-hydraulical library and customer training to analyze the cooling system of the ESA-funded COLUMBUS space laboratory (Germany/EU)

Plant and Machinery:

  • Analysis support and coaching on diagnostics, fault propagation and reliability of a dynamic air handling unit (Ireland);
  • Pilot project for improved diagnosis of high-speed roll system, covering mechanical, electrical and thermodynamical parts of paper mills (Germany);
  • Evaluation of tool-based requirement-definition in product development and to support the safety-process and SIL (Safety Integrity Level)-determination according IEC61508 in process plant development (Switzerland);

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