Board 60: Work in Progress: A Comprehensive Design & Prototyping Platform for Rapid HW/SW Development Classes

Yong-Kyu Jung, Karinna Vernaza
2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
Robotics, autonomous transportation, and other computerized physical systems become widely accessible subjects for even a semester-long lecture and laboratory class. Sometimes, the physical systems are often transformed to cyber-physical systems (CPSs) by interfacing modules in physical systems to cyber system. It is often challenging for undergraduate students to implement a CPS comprising of analog and digital hardware and software within a limited period (e.g., ≈ 5 weeks) although they are
more » ... although they are accessible to highly automated development tools. In order to mitigate restrictions of a CPS development time and environment in a classroom, we have developed a comprehensive design and prototyping platform (CDPro) for rapidly designing and prototyping a miniature autonomous vehicle controlled via a cyber-control system as a CPS. The CDPro provides a real-time hardware-in-the-loop simulation with virtual and real prototypes. In particular, the CDPro is capable of performing high accuracy real-time simulations. Based on the CDPro development, a course has been offered for three academic years to introduce the concept of the CDPro and synthesize hands-on analog and digital systems and hardware and software integration experiments. The CDPro is expected to mitigate time-consuming learning and utilize the different modeling and prototyping tools from various vendors for class activities. The CDPro is also expected to be beneficial for students before and after their engineering education.
doi:10.18260/1-2--32389 fatcat:ftkallyfajdtxl6ki4bpwogm2i