Title: The development and use of common software interfaces in testbed environments

Authors: C. Flachenecker

Addresses: Bundeswehr University Munich, ET-1, D-85577 Neubiberg, Germany.

Abstract: The automotive industry needs to run a huge number of different testbed environments to check vehicle parts for wear effects before series manufacturing. The ||Activity Group for the Standardisation of Automation and Measuring Systems|| (ASAM) has the goal to establish proper standards which can help to reduce costs and time when installing new testbeds and updating/modifying existing testbeds. The working-out of standards is performed in nested loop processes which involve all participating companies. The utilisation of state-of-the-art base technologies like CORBA helps to additionally reduce development time while providing extended features such as networking and object-oriented design.

Keywords: software interface; testbed automation; measurement instrumentation; standardisation; CORBA; ASAM; STAUMECS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1999.001856

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1999 Vol.22 No.1/2, pp.3-13

Available online: 18 Aug 2003 *

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