Sprint Power’s engineers run a bespoke control strategy design process, where we work closely with customers to extract all requirements. Customised systems and software architectures are created to meet all functional requirements. Control modules are comprehensively tested and verified using offline integration tests and real-time vehicle and labcar simulation procedures. Our team are experienced in developing software that meets ISO26262 safety criteria.
Our advanced in-house technical expertise enables engineers to design control systems for a wide range of applications, including supervisory controllers, torque vectoring systems, powertrain cooling systems and cabin comfort control systems for electric and hybrid vehicle applications.
Testing is conducted against the system models developed in the design phase. This Model in the Loop (MiL) testing confirms expected operation of both the algorithms and the simulated plant ahead of hardware availability, identifying early issues, minimising the required hardware test time and reducing the likelihood of component or test rig damage. Hardware in the Loop (HiL) testing enables repeatable testing, including in extreme operating conditions in a controlled and safe environment. Simulation models are used to provide representative inputs that the test piece would expect to see in its target application.
Sprint Power has the capability to design and deliver bespoke turnkey HIL and SIL simulation and testing solutions, as well as providing and integrating all required components. Simulation tools can be created to support vehicle system sizing and Model-in-Loop validation procedures.
“Our products are benchmarked against comparable systems in the market to ensure best-in-class capabilities. We work with our customers to support many different types of project, from full concept to production development programmes, to the reverse engineering of existing control systems to support prototype and mule vehicle development.”
Pavel Deutsch – Chief Engineer, Control Systems