Engine Testing Solutions

Test automation & simulation for tomorrow 

 

Engine Testing and Development

 

A&D Technology is focused on providing the necessary tools, including industry leading technology for engine testing and development. Regulatory and economic forces continue to drive powertrain development to produce more fuel efficient engines that emit fewer greenhouse gasses.

The simplest solution would be to build smaller, less powerful engines, but today’s customer will not accept such a compromise. Furthermore, while electrification is a valid alternative, it is rather expensive, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. As a result, OEMs must still produce green, efficient, powerful, and economical gasoline and diesel engines to remain competitive..

SOLUTIONS

Test Automation

Test Automation Application (iTest)

Full-featured, expandable test automation and control platform for engine and powertrain test bed applications.

Test Automation I/O
iConnect I/O

iConnect I/O provides synchronized data acquisition in a distributed test environment at high data sampling rates.

Uniplot Reporting

UniPlot is a powerful tool that enables you to visualize and analyze test data.

Combustion Analysis & Calibration

Combustion Analysis (Lab)

The Phoenix AM/RT support up to 48 channels and real-time cycle-by-cy­cle combustion analysis.

Combustion Analysis
(In-Vehicle)

The Phoenix C3 is a compact, configurable, combustion analysis system ideally suited for in-vehicle testing, or any application with a low channel count.

Combustion Analysis
Software (CAS)

The Phoenix C3 is a compact, configurable, combustion analysis system ideally suited for in-vehicle testing, or any application with a low channel count.

Automated Calibration
(ORION)

ORION automates the process of characterization and calibration of engines.

Simulation & Emissions Measurement

Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation (HILS)

Ideal platform for large-scale HILS systems and integrated HILS systems. 

Emissions Testing
(In-Cell)

Multi-component gas analyzer based on Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) technology, allows for the continuous raw or dilute measurements of up to 40 gases using one device. 

Emissions Testing
(In-Vehicle)

The only FTIR system optimized for use on-board, and includes integration of data from the ECU, weather data, GPS data and time-aligned video. 

Lab Management Tools Suite

LabWorX Suite of products will transform a collection of test systems into one managed lab.

DETAILS

Engine Testing & Development

Regulatory and economic forces continue to drive powertrain development to produce more fuel efficient engines that emit fewer greenhouse gasses. The simplest solution would be to build smaller, less powerful engines, but today’s customer will not accept such a compromise. Furthermore, while electrification is a valid alternative, it is rather expensive, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. As a result, OEMs must still produce green, efficient, powerful, and economical gasoline and diesel engines to remain competitive.

Challenges

Going forward, the best way to make more powerful and more efficient engines is to make them more complex. All of the simple gains in engine development are well known and were made years ago. Today we continue the trend toward systems that allow fine-grained control of operation at any and all operating modes of the engine. Gasoline direct injection (GDI), variable valve timing (via multiple methods), and variable geometry turbo chargers (VGT) are just a few examples of technologies that are being developed and extended to meet engine development needs going forward.

Each system added to the engine design drives the need for new control systems inside the engine ECU, as well as tighter integration with the transmission ECU. As more complex systems are added, the development and testing process becomes very difficult to manage and complete on schedule and within budget.

The A&D Solution

A&D Technology can provide a complete turnkey solution or individual components that can be integrated into your existing systems easily. A typical A&D test cell solution might include:

  • iTest data acquisition and control system
  • CAS/Phoenix combustion analysis
  • ADX Hardware-in-the-Loop SImulation
  • LabCentral lab management tool
  • LabMinder cell monitoring system

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