Bloomy, Maplesoft Collaborate on Battery Modeling, Simulation for BMS Testing
WINDSOR, CT, Oct 25, 2017 – Bloomy Controls Inc. (Bloomy) and Maplesoft announced a collaboration to combine industry-leading battery models from Maplesoft with Bloomy’s BMS HIL Test System in order to safely and accurately simulate advanced-chemistry batteries for testing battery management systems (BMS) using real hardware.
Model-based BMS testing is a safe and efficient alternative to the more traditional approach of using physical battery cells. In addition to the significant dangers when testing battery fault scenarios, it is quite time consuming and difficult to charge and discharge the cells during an automated test routine. Bloomy’s BMS HIL Test System contains one or more of Bloomy’s Battery Simulator 1200 instruments, which are programmed to produce simulated cell signals at any operating point, according to the model. The model-based system further allows for increased flexibility by providing scenarios for many different battery configurations. By combining MapleSim’s high-fidelity battery models and the Bloomy BMS HIL Test System, it is now easier to safely and efficiently test and develop advanced BMS firmware for enhanced battery performance.
“Combining the powerful and comprehensive mathematical modeling solutions of Maplesoft with Bloomy’s BMS HIL Test System will provide our customers with even greater capabilities to accelerate their BMS development lifecycle, and to do so with even greater efficiency and reliability,” said Steven Hoenig, Bloomy’s BTS Unit Manager.
Maplesoft provides engineers with the tools and expertise they need to enable a model-driven innovation process that helps manage design complexity. Offering experts in a variety of engineering fields, extensive experience in model-based design, and the superior system-level modeling and analysis tools MapleSim and Maple, Maplesoft helps companies reduce development risk and bring high-quality products to market faster. Through Maple, Maplesoft also provides a complete concept-to-deployment environment for advanced analysis and rapid development of technical applications and engineering calculation tools. Maplesoft products and services are used in machine design, robotics, aerospace, automotive, and many other fields where engineers face complex challenges. Customers include Boeing, FLSmidth, Ford, Google, Intel, NASA, and Samsung. Maplesoft is a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Group. For more information, visit www.maplesoft.com.
Bloomy Controls, Inc., (Bloomy) provides products and services for avionics real-time test, manufacturing functional test, battery test and simulation, as well as world-class NI LabVIEW, TestStand, and VeriStand application development. Typical applications include PCBA functional test; aerospace systems integration lab (SIL) data systems; avionics and battery hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test; and rapid development of OEM software. These products and services exemplify the world’s best professional practices. Bloomy’s quality management system conforms to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. A National Instruments (NI) Platinum Alliance Partner, Bloomy set the industry standard in LabVIEW development best practices by publishing its internal development standards in The LabVIEW Style Book (copyright © 2007, Prentice Hall). For more information, visit www.bloomy.com.