Multi_level Heterogeneous Modeling of AAAV

Period of Performance: 07/13/2000 - 01/13/2000


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

P.c. Krause & Assoc., Inc.
3000 Kent Avenue, Suite C1-100
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

Purdue University
Young Hall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Institution POC

Research Topics


Recently, PCKA developed a modeling technique that will revolutionize power/drive system simulation. Therein, a state model is automatically developed from a circuit description of the power/drive system component. This approach, called the automated state model generator, markedly reduces the engineering time needed to implement detailed simulations of power and power-electronic-based systems. The resulting simulations are typically orders of magnitude faster than can be achieved using other circuit-based approaches. In spite of these breakthroughs, the complexity of typical systems that are being considered by DoD agencies is such that it remains impractical to implement detailed simulations of complete systems in a homogeneous computational environment on even the most powerful workstations. The objective of the Phase I research is to determine the feasibility of a heterogeneous modeling environment that produces a computationally-efficient system-level simulation of the AAAV at a scope and level of detail that has not been heretofore possible. Moreover, it is anticipated that the various subsystems can be implemented using any combination of a number of commercially available simulation languages providing a highly flexible heterogeneous modeling environment. If successful, the proposed research can significantly reduce engineering and development costs of the AAAV, thereby increasing its affordability. BENEFITS: The proposed research, if successful, will enable the implementation of detailed end-to-end simulations of complex electrical and electronic systems on heterogeneous computer networks. Although the goal in this Phase I effort is to establish the feasibility of a heterogeneous modeling environment for the AAAV, such a computational environment would also be useful for a wide variety of commercial electrical and electronic systems.