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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

Development of GNSS route generator and CANBUS signal generator using machine learning and Software Defined Radio

Project nameDevelopment of GNSS route generator and CANBUS signal generator using machine learning and Software Defined Radio
Project duration01/2020–12/2022
Project No.CK01000020
Project objectives and outputs

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

2. Development of OCU automation system with implemented route generation system based on machine learning, which enables artificial creation of a route including speed profile and simulation of wheel rotation speed based on already recorded routes. The system allows you to create a route anywhere in the world only from maps.

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

Main solverRostislav Janda

Advanced materials with sensory properties for critical components of rolling stock

Project nameAdvanced materials with sensory properties for critical components of rolling stock
Project duration01/2020–12/2022
Project No.TH04020405
Project objectives and outputs

The objective of the project is to develop materials with internal sensory properties, which will primarily serve to monitor their history (exposure to excessive thermal or mechanical stress, shocks, chemical influences, etc.).
The purpose of their use is to increase the safety of critical components, especially vehicle brakes. Lightweight composite construction materials can significantly change their properties as a result of the above-mentioned influences and thus endanger the safety of the entire structure. The project is fulfilled with the financial support of TA CR:
www.tacr.cz

Main solverMichal Amrich

Virtual Convoy – a comprehensive environment for testing CAR2X communication systems

Project nameVirtual Convoy – a comprehensive environment for testing CAR2X communication systems
Project duration01/2021–12/2023
Project No.CK02000136
Project objectives and outputs

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

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

The above objectives are to be reflected in new functions and features of the cooperative system for end-to-end testing of CAR2X communication, which thanks to the use of the virtual infrastructure and environment, will move the tests from the road to the laboratory environment. Fulfilment of the main goal of the programme: The project will ensure complexity, efficiency and reliability of components for OCU automotive systems. Content of the specific goal: The project falls into the field of automation, digitization, navigation and satellite systems. The project is fulfilled with the financial support of TA CR: www.tacr.cz

Main solverRostislav Janda

BUSkit – a system used for data collection, analysis, filtering and simulation of systems connected via automotive on-board

 

Project nameBUSkit – a system for data collection, analysis, filtering and simulation of systems connected via automotive on-board buses
Project duration01/2021–12/2022
Project No.CK02000158
Project objectives and outputs

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

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

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

Fulfilment of the main goal of the programme: To develop the transport sector in a way that reflects societal needs, accelerates the technological and knowledge development within the Czech Republic and which will help us to increase the competitiveness of the Czech Republic Content of the specific goal: The project falls into the field of automation, digitization, navigation and satellite systems. The project is fulfilled with the financial support of TA CR: www.tacr.cz

Main solverMichal Hudec

Research and development of a multi-purpose vehicle platform with four electric motors and a control system

Project nameHybrid optical fiber sensor for sensing the level and quality of vehicle operating fluids
Project duration03/2021-05/2023
Project No.CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_321/
0024437
Project objectives and outputs

The main 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 capable of simultaneously sensing levels and detect critical changes in the quality of these liquids. Operating fluids in which the proposed system is verified, it will be the basic operating fluid (brake fluid and fuel).

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.

Main solverMichal Amrich

Purchase of new electric cars incl. charging station

 

Project namePurchase of new electric cars incl. charging station
Project duration03/2020–06/2021
Project No.CZ.01.3.14/0.0/0.0/19_252/
0021071
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.

Main solverJan Souček

Completed subsidy programmes

  • Development workplace for automation of testing of the OCU system and electronic components in the automotive industry

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