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Research and Development

Between 2019-2020, Entry Engineering s.r.o. implemented the investment project called “Development workplace for automation of testing of the OCU system and electronic components in the automotive industry“.

The purpose of the project called “Development workplace for automation of testing of the OCU system and electronic components in the automotive industry” (OP PIK) was to expand the R&D centre by acquiring machines/devices and other equipment necessary for the centre (see Development workplaces of Entry Engineering and Development workplace for the automation of OCU service testing). Thanks to the expansion of the R&D centre, we are now able to offer the following services: (Analogue and digital technology analysis, PCB design, MCU programming, Prototyping in 3D/laser printing, Automatic testing of mobile applications, mobile screens and component tests, Emergency call testing, Automotive bus datalogging). Other users may access the research infrastructure in the form of a commercial service.

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Current projects

Virtual Convoy – a complex environment for testing CAR2X communication systems

Project name Virtual Convoy – komplexní prostředí pro testování komunikačních systémů CAR2X
Operating program DOPRAVA 2020+
Number and name 2 VS DOPRAVA 2020+
Project duration 01/2021–12/2023
Project No. CK02000136
Collaboration The project is implemented with effective cooperation with TU in Liberec and Oakrey s.r.o.

Project objectives and outpusts

 

1. Expand the current testing system with the function of testing the communication of cooperative information transport systems C-ITS (CAR2CAR, CAR2X, etc.).

2. Implement the automation of C-ITS communication testing into an automated process and thereby increase the speed, efficiency and reliability of tests.

The above-mentioned goals will be specifically reflected in the new functions and features of the cooperative system for end-to-end testing of CAR2X communication, which will enable the transfer of tests from the roads to the laboratory environment using a virtual infrastructure and environment. Fulfillment of the main goal of the program: The project will ensure the complexity, efficiency, and reliability of automotive components for OCU systems. Fulfillment of a specific goal: The project falls under the field of Automation, digitization, navigation and satellite systems. The project is solved with the financial support of TA CR: www.tacr.cz

Main solver Rostislav Janda

BUSkit – a system for collecting, analyzing, filtering and simulating data from systems connected via automotive on-board buses

Project name BUSkit – a system for collecting, analyzing, filtering and simulating data from systems connected via automotive on-board buses
Operating program DOPRAVA 2020+
Number and name 2 VS DOPRAVA 2020+
Project duration 01/2021–12/2023
Project No. CK02000158
Collaboration The project is implemented with effective cooperation with TU in Liberec and Oakrey s.r.o.

Project objectives and outpusts

 

1. Expanding and streamlining the process of automatic testing of MOD services and facilitating the testing of time-critical simulations.

2. Improving the quality of services in the field of testing functions such as emergency calls, OCU in general and CAR2X communication testing.

3. To develop a highly modular product with a wide range of applications from a low-cost module to a highly sophisticated device with a wide range of functions. “BUSkit” system – a modular system to support testing of on-board systems, the main purpose of which will be analysis, collection, filtering, simulation, emulation and injection of data on on-board buses (CAN bus, LIN, FlexRay, CarEthernet).

Fulfillment of the main objective of the program: To develop the transport sector in a way that will reflect social needs, accelerate the technological and knowledge development of the Czech Republic and help the growth of the competitiveness of the Czech Republic. The project is solved with the financial support of TA CR: www.tacr.cz

Main solver Ing. Michal Hudec / Ing. Jan Zlámaný

Research and development of multi-purpose automated filling equipment with production software and disposable capsules made of fully biodegradable material based on the principle of circular economy

Project name Research and development of multi-purpose automated filling equipment with production software and disposable capsules made of fully biodegradable material based on the principle of circular economy
Operating program Operational Program Technologies and Applications for Competitiveness
Number and name 01_22_002 – Aplikace – výzva I.
Project duration 02/2023 – 12/2024
Project No. CZ.01.01.01/01/22_002/0000374
Collaboration The project is implemented with the effective cooperation of NORDBEANS s.r.o. and TU in Liberec
Project objectives and outpusts

The presented project has the following fundamental goals:

Objective 1: Develop a multi-purpose automated filling machine with grinding function and production software with a capacity of 1000 capsules/hour (operating unit). Fully verify the developed device in real operation and prepare for transfer into practice.

Objective 2: Research and development of a fully biodegradable material for the production of capsules to the stage of utility model.

The stated goals will be translated into practice thanks to the three main outputs of the project:

1 x functional sample (Gfunk) – Pilot unit of a multipurpose automated filling device with production software with a capacity of 500 capsules/hour. – achievement of the result: 10/2023

1 x utility bag (Fužit) – Biodegradable material containing a natural component intended for home composting – achievement of the result: 10/24

1 x prototype (Gprot) – Operating unit of a multi-purpose automated filling device with production software with a capacity of 1000 capsules/hour – achievement of the result: 10/2024

The objectives of the presented project are fully in line with the corporate development strategy of Entry Engineering to direct its own development activities in the area of high-quality products and innovative technologies with high added value. Diversification of the portfolio with a new product aimed at the food industry, i.e. an area outside of automotive, which is now dominant for Entry Engineering, will enable the company to expand into new markets, both domestically and abroad, and further acquire new business and professional contacts, new experience and opportunities to continue to develop this direction successfully. The company Entry Engineering is environmentally friendly and wants to project this attitude into its products. For this reason, one of the goals of the presented project is the development of a fully biodegradable polymer material that would be used for the production of disposable capsules, and which would ultimately contribute to limiting the production of disposable plastic packaging materials.

THIS PROJECT IS CO-FINANCED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION WITHIN THE OPERATIONAL PROGRAM TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS FOR COMPETITIVENESS UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TRADE.

Main solver Ing. Michal Amrich

NCC for industrial 3D printing

Project name

NCK for industrial 3D printing

Continuous surface functionalization technology for increasing the adhesion of individual layers of material created by 3D printing.

Operating program National Centres of Competence: Support programme for applied research, experimental development and Innovation.
Number and name NCC2 call
Project duration 07/2023 – 06/2026
Project No. TN02000033/059
Collaboration The project is implemented with effective cooperation with TU in Liberec
Project objectives and outpusts

The main objective is to increase the potential of additive technologies through the efficient and environmentally friendly use of raw materials or energy, the development of materials with specific properties and creation of new products, the design of appropriate technologies, and the use of digitalisation enabling a high degree of optimisation. It will be achieved through sub-projects involving at least 26 partners and resulting in at least 80 applied research results with high implementation potential. Another objective is to create a platform using the multiplier effect of interdisciplinary networking of R&D organisations and industrial leaders, which will help the long-term and sustainable development of additive technologies in the Czech Republic, and increase its competitiveness.

The project is solved with the financial support of TA CR: www.tacr.cz

Main solver Daniel Koleci

Completed subsidy programmes

  • Development workplace for automation of testing of the OCU system and electronic components in the automotive industry
Project name Development workplace for the automation of OCU system testing and electronic components in the automotive industry
Project duration 05/2019-12/2020
Project No. CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/17_165/0015923
Project objectives and outpusts

The aim of the project is to expand the existing research and development capacities of Entry Engineering with new development equipment with the aim of making the development process in the field of automation of electronic systems and components as efficient as possible so that the benefits of robotic testing can be used on a wider scale.
Outputs:
OCU service testing automation development workplace
Development workplace for the development of electronic components

THIS PROJECT IS CO-FINANCED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION FROM THE EUROPEAN FUND FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE OPERATIONAL PROGRAM OF BUSINESS AND INNOVATION FOR COMPETITIVENESS UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TRADE.

Main solver Luboš Rusin / Rostislav Janda

Purchase of new electric cars incl. charging station

Project name Purchase of new electric cars incl. charging station
Operating program Operational Program Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Competitiveness
Number and name 01_19_252 Challenge V. Low-carbon technologies – Electromobility
Applicant Entry Engineering s.r.o.
Project duration 03/2020–06/2021
Project No. CZ.01.3.14/0.0/0.0/19_252/
0021071
Eligible expenses 1 906 974,74,- CZK
Grant 476 743,68,- CZK
Project objectives and outpusts

The aim of the project is to reduce the energy intensity and CO2 emissions of passenger cars, which will be fully used in the supported economic activities of the applicant, as new battery electric cars will be purchased, which due to their technical parameters will also reduce the economic intensity of operation and thus significantly contribute to the increasing of the applicant’s competitiveness, which is fully in line with the objectives of the program and the EU strategies.

THIS PROJECT IS CO-FINANCED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION FROM THE EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND UNDER THE OPERATIONAL PROGRAM FOR ENTERPRISE AND INNOVATION FOR COMPETITIVENESS UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TRADE.

Results The project was implemented in accordance with the project plan and all project goals were achieved. The project was successfully completed. The main result is the purchase of two electric cars of the type Volkswagen ID.3 and Enyaq iV.
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Main solver Jan Souček
  • Advanced materials with sensory properties for critical components of rolling stock
Project name Advanced materials with sensory properties for critical components of rolling stock
Operating program EPSILON
Number and name EPSILON 4
Project duration 01/2020–12/2022
Project No. TH04020405
Collaboration The project is implemented in effective cooperation with TU Liberec
Project objectives and outpusts

The goal of the project is to develop materials with internal sensory properties that will primarily serve to monitor their history (exposure to excessive temperature or mechanical stress, impacts, chemical influences, etc.). The purpose of their use is to increase the safety of critical structural elements, especially vehicle brakes. Lightweight composite structural materials can significantly change their properties as a result of the above-mentioned influences and thereby endanger the safety of the entire structure. The project is solved with the financial support of TA CR: www.tacr.cz

Main solver Ing. Michal Amrich
  • Development of a GNSS track generator and CANBUS signal using machine learning using Software Defined Radio
Project name Development of a GNSS track generator and CANBUS signal using machine learning using Software Defined Radio
Operating program DOPRAVA 2020+
Number and name 1 VS DOPRAVA 2020+
Project duration 01/2020–12/2022
Project No. CK01000020
Collaboration The project is implemented in effective cooperation with TU Liberec
Project objectives and outpusts

1. Development of an automated OCU testing system using Software Defined Radio (GNSS simulator replacement).

2. Development of an OCU automation system with an implemented route generation system based on machine learning, which will enable the artificial creation of a route including a speed profile and simulation of wheel rotation speed based on already recorded routes. The system will make it possible to create a route anywhere in the world using only map data.

3. Development of OCU test equipment with a wide range of feasible tests. Fulfillment of the main goal of the program: The project will ensure the complexity, efficiency, and reliability of automotive components for OCU systems. Fulfillment of a specific goal: The project falls under the field of Automation, digitization, navigation and satellite systems. The project is solved with the financial support of TA CR: www.tacr.cz

Main solver Rostislav Janda
  • Hybrid optical fiber sensor for sensing the level and quality of vehicle operating fluids
Project name Hybrid optical fiber sensor for sensing the level and quality of vehicle operating fluids
Operating program Operational Program Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Competitiveness
Number and name 01_20_321 – Aplikace VIII
Project duration 03/2021-05/2023
Project No. CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_321/
0024437
Collaboration The project is implemented in effective cooperation with TU Liberec
Project objectives and outpusts

The goal of the project is to develop a hybrid optical fiber sensor system that will enable simple, reliable and cost-effective level sensing of vehicle operating fluids. The system will be able to detect critical changes in the quality of these liquids simultaneously with level sensing. The operating fluids on which the proposed system will be verified will be the basic operating fluids (brake fluid and fuel).

THIS PROJECT IS CO-FINANCED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION FROM THE EUROPEAN FUND FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE OPERATIONAL PROGRAM OF BUSINESS AND INNOVATION FOR COMPETITIVENESS UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TRADE.

Main solver Ing. Michal Amrich
  • Research and development of a multi-purpose vehicle platform with four electric motors and a control system
Project name Research and development of a multi-purpose vehicle platform with four electric motors and a control system
Operating program Operational Program Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Competitiveness
Number and name 01_20_321 – Aplikace VIII
Project duration 06/2021–08/2023
Project No. CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/
20_321/0024501
Collaboration The project is implemented with the effective cooperation of the subsidiary Sigma Motor s.r.o. and with BUT in Brno
Project objectives and outpusts

The goal of the project is to develop a prototype of a universal electric platform with 4 electric motors, equipped with a lightweight body of a mass-produced vehicle. The universal electric platform will enable a 4×4 drive, on which separate electric motors will be developed for each wheel separately without the need to use differentials. At the same time, a system for regulating and optimizing the operation of all engines and developing a safe source assembly for extreme shock loads will be developed. A detailed description of the project goal is given in the relevant chapter of the business plan.

THIS PROJECT IS CO-FINANCED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION FROM THE EUROPEAN FUND FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE OPERATIONAL PROGRAM OF BUSINESS AND INNOVATION FOR COMPETITIVENESS UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TRADE.

Main solver Ing. Michal Hudec / Ing. Jan Zlámaný

Completed internal projects

  • Preparation for development programmes in the field of Tuner, development of MIB Infotainment and test connected CAR – MQB
  • Development of Škoda R5 race car body – Analysis of disc cracking
  • Development of Škoda R5 race car body – Shock absorber diagnostics
  • Creation of prototype lamp
  • Project to test on-line services and eCall on a specific platform
  • Project of simulated charging and discharging of a traction battery on PQ platform
  • Project focusing on MIB GEN 3 on-line navigation testing on MQB A0 and MQB B platform

Development workplaces of Entry Engineering

Development workplace for automation of OCU service testing

The automation workplace is equipped with devices which perform automatic tests of mobile applications, touch screens and component tests and which use various buses for communication. Automatic testing is done by using the tester internal software, which is used not only to program these tests, but also for test initiation and evaluation. A great advantage of the software is the option to integrate any test functionality in line with customer requirements. Another area of testing is emergency call testing with the help of a signalling tester, which allows the user to create artificially various test scenarios as in a real mobile network. Other equipment include several devices designed for automotive bus datalogging and evaluation software. We use 3D printing to build prototypes.

Electronic component development workplace

The electronics workplace is equipped with all measuring technology necessary for the construction and analysis of digital and analogue electronic components. The workplace is also equipped with software for PCB design and software for microcontroller programming. The workplace utilizes ESD environment audit, so appropriate care is taken with handling ESD-sensitive equipment and components.

Development workplaces of Entry Engineering

R&S RTM3000 oscilloscope

Source R&S HMP4030

3D printer Průša SL1 + CW1

CO2 engraving laser 50 W

HAL3000 workstation

Altium Designer 20

IAR Embedded Workbench

Microscope

ESD workplace equipment

Fluke 8846A benchtop multimeter

Soldering furnace JBC RMVE-2D

Soldering rework station

Development workplace for automation of OCU service testing

Synology server

Data logger Blue Pirat

Media converter Spy mini

HW modules for the development of automatic OCU testing

MGB Frame Grabber

Vector CANoe

USB-CAN adapter VN5640

USB-CAN adapter with VN5640 licence