Modern transportation systems have increased the adoption of advanced electronics, digital controls, and electrified power systems. Engineers use MATLAB®, Simulink®, and Simscape Electrical™ to model, simulate, and develop controls for systems and components of different types of electrified transportation, including vehicles, aircraft, ships, railway systems, and rolling stock and locomotives.
MATLAB, Simulink, and Simscape™ enable you to front-load the development of electric vehicles (EV) through the systematic use of data and models. Use pre-built reference applications to lower the barrier for simulation.
Learn more at MATLAB and Simulink for Electric Vehicle Development.
Power system analysis and design in aircraft span across architectures of varying degrees of electrification, including more-electric architectures, hybrid-electric architectures, and all-electric architectures. Model-Based Design helps reduce program risks (like performance, schedule, and integration) through modeling and simulation of electric aircraft power systems, including electric subsystems, power electronics control systems, and energy management systems.
Using Simulink and Simscape, you can:
- Design electric subsystems, including fuel pumps, DC power distribution networks, motors for actuation control, and emergency power systems
- Develop fit-for-purpose physical simulations that range from flight-cycle evaluation to power-electronic switching
- Include energy storage and energy management systems (EMS) in your design
- Move seamlessly from desktop to real-time simulation
Use MATLAB and Simulink with TÜV SÜD certified products to design and implement real-time controls for locomotive traction motors and railway electrification systems. Use Model-Based Design to improve the quality, time to market, and cost-effectiveness of digitally controlled and software-intensive railway systems. Develop high-integrity systems that achieve full compliance with EN 50128, a standard for railway control and protection systems software.
Rolling Stock and Locomotives
MATLAB, Simulink, and Simscape enable you to create plant models, such as electrical motors, for running simulations. Develop algorithms for both system-level control, such as train control and traction control management systems, and component-level control, such as door controls and braking. Generate production-ready control code for different embedded processors. Avoid expensive real hardware tests by testing control code with real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing.