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AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE LAB

CORE EQUIPMENT

Sr. Description
1 Next Level Racing (Cockpit and Mat)
2 Next Level Racing (Monitor Stand + Desktop Base)
3 Fanatec (Steering wheel + Wheelbase + Pedals)
4 i-Hawk tower system containing two 3.4 GHz Xeon Gold 6128 115W 6-Core CPUs w/19.25 MB cache, 96 GB memory 2666 MHz, Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, 1 serial port/header, 4 USB ports, 6 PCIe slots - 1 unused (4 x16 3.0, 2 x8), 14 SATA ports, M.2 port, IPMI, AST2500 on-board graphics, C621 chipset PS, one 1 TB 7.2K SATA drive, non-RAID configuration, USB keyboard and optical mouse, Mid tower SATA chassis (16.7 H x 7.6" W x 20.68" D), 1200W power supply, 4 1-in. drive bays, DVD+-RW (+-R DL) / DVD-RAM SATA drive, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti w/11 GB memory graphics card, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti w/11 GB memory 2nd graphics card, 64-bit Red Hawk Linux real-time OS with CentOS distribution, Real-Time Clock & Interrupt Module PCIe card (RCIM III)

Automated Driving

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

Autonomous vehicle lab consists of a virtual test drive vehicle setup which helps students to learn creation of detailed road and rail networks with multiple lanes as per requirement, design various types of intersections as well as signaling system by exporting the required data from single source and create 3d models. Students from different disciplines of engineering can learn the configuration, simulation, and customization virtual worlds. Students will gain exposure to various MSC’s tools to face challenges in development and validation of driver assist system to fully autonomous vehicles.

DETAILS

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

This toolkit is an automated, lab based tool useful to create, configure, present and evaluate the virtual environment providing scope for repeatable and realistic like in-lab testing of different road conditions and traffic simulations.Advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS),which is an electronic system that the driver to drive and park vehicle, can be developed with by using VTD toolkit. VTD can also be used for developing automated driving systems.
VTD provides scope to generate 3D content, simulate complex traffic scenario, and simulate simplified or physically driven sensors.

VTD SOFTWARE

The data collected from the field is used to design road network and traffic simulations. Road networks are designed using Road Network Editor (ROD) which includes number of lanes, different types of intersections, traffic signs and signals.

ADVANCED DRIVER-ASSISTANCE SYSTEM (ADAS)

ADAS is an electronic system beneficial from road safety point of view. It helps drivers to drive and park vehicles safely. It uses different electronic technologies like Micro controller units (MCU), Power semiconductor devices and electronic control units to avoid human errors and develop advanced driver assistance system. This technology helps in avoiding vehicle collisions and control road accidents.

INDUSTRY USES

  • Aerospace and Defense - trainers and simulators, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • Automotive - driver assist systems, vehicle to vehicle interactions, traffic simulation, autonomous vehicles
  • Heavy Equipment - agricultural and mining equipment, trucks
  • Government - intelligent highways, vehicle to infrastructure interactions, standards and certification

LEARNING TARGETS

  • Testing of vehicle in different environment like road conditions, traffic situations.
  • Design 3D models of road networks and traffic simulations.
  • Developing next generation vehicles
  • Design Sensors, Controllers etc.
  • Looping of hardware drivers, driving simulators and software components.
  • Create, configure, visualize complete virtual environments using VTD
  • Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS)

INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS

CORE EQUIPMENTS

Pneumatics & Electro-Pneumatics SystemA setup of Pneumatics & Electro Pneumatics, Christiani Germany
A setup of Pneumatics & Electro Pneumatics ,FESTO, Germany
Hydraulics & Electro-Hydraulics SystemA setup of Hydraulics & Electro Hydraulics, FESTO, Germany.
Fluid Sim SoftwareSoftware for simulation of circuits of Pneumatics & Hydraulics.
Easy Port SwitchEasy port switch by FESTO

PNEUMATICS & ELECTRO PNEUMATICS

Pneumatics is the branch of Science which deals with the properties of Air, behavior of air and force applied by air. In this setup there are different types of components involved such as, compressor, Directional control valve, Flow control valve, Linear actuators such as Double acting cylinder & single acting cylinder, Solenoid valve, banana cables, switch box, relay box and so many. Electro Pneumatics is controlled by Electrical action with the help of air pressure. In this setup also there are different types of components.

HYDRAULICS & ELECTRO HYDRAULICS

Hydraulics is deals with the properties of liquid such as oil which is applied at high pressure to get the linear motion. There are different applications of Hydraulics as Hydraulic lifts, hydraulic cranes, in vehicle brakes, and so on. Likewise Electro hydraulics is controlled by Electricity with the help of oil pressure. FESTO is a German company which provided us the software called FluidSIMin which students can design different circuits used in Industrial Applications. In this setup also there are different components which include different valves, cylinders, electric switches, relays and so on.

FLUIDSIM (PNEUMATICS & HYDRAULICS)

For more than 20 years, FluidSIM has been the world's leading circuit diagram design and simulation program for pneumatics, hydraulics, and now also for electrical engineering. Being able to freely design control systems is motivating, and promotes creativity and focus. Beyond that, FluidSIM provides teachers with a wealth of text, images, and videos for multimedia-based lesson planning. Experience real-time simulations with apprentices, specialists, or students and celebrate successful learning at all levels. Following are some interesting features of FluidSIM.

  • Interactive simulation.
  • Virtual measuring devices
  • Extensive Library.
  • Intuitive User Interface.
  • Lightining fast simulation.
  • Failure models and diagnosis
  • Complete didactic materials.

EASY PORT SWITCH

EasyPort USB – An interface for measuring, open-loop control, closed-loop control. Connects the simulation to the real world. The principle is simple: the USB interface is connected to the PC. The connection to the automation equipment is via standard SysLink connectors.

APPLICATIONS OF PNEUMATICS & HYDRAULICS

Pneumatics:

  • Used to drive both linear and rotary actuators.
  • Assembly systems
  • Punching
  • Clamping
  • Application of Pneumatics systems is widely in industrial robots
  • Used in the brake system of automobiles, railway coaches, wagons and printing presses
  • Medical equipment and logic controlling operations.

Hydraulics:

  • Hydraulic brakes
  • power steering systems
  • aircraft flight control systems
  • In lifts
  • In excavators

LEARNING TARGETS

  • Basics of Industrial Pneumatics & Hydraulics.
  • Students will get Hands on Practice on all the core equipment of Industrial Hydraulics & Pneumatics.
  • Knowledge of properties of air, how to deal with the air pressure.
  • Students will be able to design different circuits by solving word problems.
  • Simulation of different circuits on software FluidSIM.

TECHNICAL DATA

Primary power supply: 230 VAC, 50 Hz
Internal voltage level: 24 V DC
Required air supply: min. 6 bar, max 10 bar
Average air consumption: approx. 10 l/min
Note: For system operation a suitable air supply is required.

INDUSTRIAL PNEUMATICS COMPONENTS:

5/2 Double solenoid valve
Flow control valve
Double acting cylinder
Filter Regulator Unit
Pneumatic Limit switch
Time delay valve