Automotive Embedded HIL Testing Engineer Course Syllabus

Course Overview: This comprehensive hands-on HIL training course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation technique used for rapid prototyping, testing, and validation of embedded systems. Participants will gain practical knowledge of the HIL simulation process, software tools, and hardware components necessary to build and run a HIL simulation system. The course will include a mix of theoretical concepts, practical examples, and hands-on exercises to ensure that participants have a solid foundation in HIL simulation.

Course Syllabus: Automotive HIL Testing Course

Day 1: Introduction to HIL and System Modeling

  1. Introduction to Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulation
    • Definition and applications
    • Benefits of HIL simulation
    • HIL simulation process overview
  2. System Modeling
    • Types of system models
    • Continuous-time and discrete-time systems
    • Model development process
  3. Mathematical Modeling Techniques
    • Linear and nonlinear systems
    • Transfer function and state-space models
    • Model linearization
  4. Lab Exercise: Building a Simple System Model

Day 2: Real-Time Simulation and HIL Components

  1. Real-Time Simulation Basics
    • Real-time vs. non-real-time simulation
    • Real-time simulation requirements
    • Real-time simulation platforms
  2. HIL Components
    • Real-time target hardware
    • I/O interfaces and conditioning
    • HIL software tools
  3. Communication Protocols
    • CAN, LIN, and FlexRay
    • Ethernet-based protocols
    • Wireless protocols
  4. Lab Exercise: Setting up a Basic HIL Testbench

Day 3: HIL Simulation Software and Controller Development

  1. HIL Simulation Software
    • Commercial HIL simulation software overview
    • Open-source HIL simulation software
    • Software comparison and selection
  2. Controller Development
    • Controller design methods
    • Controller software and hardware
    • Controller debugging and validation
  3. Co-simulation and Multi-domain Simulation
    • Co-simulation concepts
    • Multi-domain simulation tools
    • Integration of different simulation environments
  4. Lab Exercise: Developing and Implementing a Controller

Day 4: Test Case Development and Execution

  1. Test Case Development
    • Test case definition and requirements
    • Test case design techniques
    • Test case documentation
  2. Test Execution and Automation
    • Test execution strategies
    • Test automation tools
    • Continuous integration and testing
  3. Test Result Analysis and Reporting
    • Test result visualization
    • Test result interpretation
    • Test reporting best practices
  4. Lab Exercise: Creating and Executing Test Cases

Day 5: Advanced Topics and Best Practices

  1. Fault Injection and Robustness Testing
    • Purpose of fault injection
    • Types of faults and their effects
    • Fault injection techniques and tools
  2. Scalability and Reusability in HIL Simulation
    • Modular HIL simulation design
    • Reusability of test cases and components
    • Strategies for scaling HIL simulation systems
  3. Best Practices in HIL Simulation
    • Proper documentation and version control
    • Hardware and software integration guidelines
    • Validation and verification techniques
  4. Industry Case Studies
    • Automotive HIL simulation
    • Aerospace and defense HIL simulation
    • Energy and power systems HIL simulation
  5. Lab Exercise: Implementing Fault Injection and Analyzing Results
  6. Course Wrap-up and Q&A

Course Materials:

  1. Course slides and handouts
  2. Lab exercises and example projects
  3. HIL simulation software and tools
  4. Hardware components for hands-on exercises
  5. Recommended reading and resources list

Course Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamental concepts and benefits of HIL simulation.
  2. Develop mathematical models of systems for use in HIL simulation.
  3. Set up and configure HIL simulation hardware and software components.
  4. Design, implement, and validate controllers in a HIL simulation environment.
  5. Develop and execute test cases for HIL simulation.
  6. Analyze test results and generate test reports.
  7. Implement fault injection and robustness testing in HIL simulation.
  8. Apply best practices in HIL simulation for scalability and reusability.
  9. Understand the application of HIL simulation in various industries.
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