- About LHP
Companies are turning toward Modular testing solutions, such as the NI Powertrain Control Modules, to build a flexible and future-proof system that can change as various test requirements do.
The NI Powertrain modules complement each other to make a complete engine control system using the NI PXI or cRIO platforms. These custom systems are “customer need” and “customer driven” systems, not one size fits all. The Device Drivers and executable software is actively kept up to date with the yearly updated NI LabVIEW and NI Real-Time software suites.
With a targeted focus on automotive powertrain applications, deep internal combustion expertise and a history integrating NI technology, our solutions are custom designed and use open architecture hardware. With the LHP ECS Suite, you gain precision and flexibility to refine your engine technology, validate safe and reliable components, and succeed in the market using flexible control and simulation tools to take advantage of modern design and control techniques.
Built with LHP’s vast experience in engine controls and deep expertise with the National Instruments RIO hardware platform, the LHP ECS equips leading engine dynamometer labs with a full-authority control system.
Quickly develop new engine control strategies and features for hybrid vehicles
Unconstrained prototyping compared to running on production ECU
Compact real-time rapid controls prototyping environment
Direct interface with engine sensors and actuators
Advanced multi-pulse fuel injection control
Integrated FPGA for precise control in angle or time domains
Multiple models available, customizable based on your needs
Full authority over I/O and complete access to customize for improved performance
Top-of-the-line engine R&D labs use LHP ECS+ for complete engine control solutions.
Based on the multi-gigahertz, multi-core, expandable National Instruments PXI platform and fully programmable software, the solution provides a full-authority research engine controller.
LHP ECS+ comes fully integrated with a baseline engine control software example to quickly get hybrid or combustion engines up and running quickly with tests that may not otherwise be available. When combined with a combustion analysis option, the ECS+ becomes a fully integrated, off-the-shelf, next-cycle control system capable of calculating pressure-based combustion parameters quickly enough to be used as closed-loop feedback in the real-time engine control algorithm.
Prototype, research, develop and calibrate internal combustion and hybrid engines
Modular approach scales processing power and I/O to any engine, including multi-fuel
NI LabVIEW software for intuitive programming
Integrated FPGAs for performance and flexibility between applications
Both portable and higher performance stationary systems available
Ready-to-use, tunable software and custom software available