Three new simulation systems target HIL tests of electronic control systems. The Bloomy FADEC/EEC Test Platform, the Bloomy Flight Control System Test Platform and the Bloomy Environmental Control Test Platform are built on the Bloomy Simulation Reference System and use commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology to accelerate open- and closed-loop test for these applications.
Bloomy’s new simulation systems are based on its open and standard Simulation Reference System, allowing airframers and system suppliers to jump-start their test system development efforts and reduce cost and development time, while still retaining the ability to add their own proprietary knowledge and expertise to the design and test of the systems as needs change and standards evolve. The reconfigurability of these systems also provides reusability of systems across programs and through multiple phases of development.
Said Peter Blume, founder and CEO of Bloomy, “Our industry experience combined with standard COTS products from leading suppliers including NI, Virginia Panel and The Mathworks results in lower lead times and reduced total cost of design and test of aircraft systems, yielding faster development cycles for airframes and systems.”
A key element of the Bloomy Simulation Reference System is NI Switch, Load and Signal Conditioning (SLSC), which offers the following benefits to design and test engineers:
● Common cable connectors which reduce custom cable assemblies and point-to-point wiring
● Fault insertion built into the architecture and available on every analog simulation channel
● Ability to breakout and probe every channel using Bloomy ThroughPoint™ panels
● Built-in self-test for rapid verification of system integrity
● Use of COTS components for shorter lead times when deploying new or updated systems
“We have collaborated with Bloomy for the past five years on the development of SLSC modules and the architecture of HIL test platforms,” said Luke Schreier, vice president and general manager of Aerospace, Defense, and Government Business at National Instruments. “During that time several major airframe manufacturers have successfully deployed these test platforms utilizing Bloomy’s HIL test systems expertise.”
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