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A Cost-Effective Approach to Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation

  • M. M. Pedersen
  • M. R. Hansen
  • M. Ballebye
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This paper presents an approach for developing cost effective hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation platforms for the use in controller software test and development. The approach is aimed at the many smaller manufacturers of e.g. mobile hydraulic machinery, which often do not have very advanced testing facilities at their disposal. A case study is presented where a HIL simulation platform is developed for the controller of a truck mounted loader crane. The total expenses in hardware and software is less than 10.000$.


Local Area Network Controller Software Directional Control Valve Controller Hardware Virtual Reality Operator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Pedersen
    • 1
    • 3
  • M. R. Hansen
    • 2
  • M. Ballebye
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical and Manufacturin EngineeringAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Department of EngineeringUniversity of AgderGrimstadNorway
  3. 3.Højbjerg Maskinfabrik A/SDenmark

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