Tuesday, September 29, 2015

UW EcoCar3 Modeling and Simulation Recruitment

The UW EcoCAR3 System Modeling and Simulation (SMS) team is currently recruiting new members. The EcoCAR3 competition is a 4 year project in which 16 universities completely redesign a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro to improve the energy consumption and efficiency. Heading into year 2 of the competition, the SMS sub team will be focused on Hardware-in-Loop testing to validate the controls architecture of the vehicle. 

The SMS team will be working on 3 major projects in year 2: SoftECU development, HIL model development, and test case development. By the end of the year the SMS team will have built a full vehicle model capable of supporting Software-in-Loop and Hardware-in-Loop testing. SoftECU's will have been emulated to replicate CAN communication and primary operating modes for integrated testing of the vehicle's controls network. Lastly, test cases will be defined and developed to allow manual and automated testing of controls functionality. 

The UW EcoCAR3 SMS team is an exciting opportunity. Modeling and simulation is critical in all areas of engineering and is a rapidly growing field as it allows efficient and cost effective validation of systems. To apply please visit uwecocar.com. Applicants are expected to have prior experience with modeling, controls simulation, or test development. Member must have the ability to commit a minimum of 12 hours a week to the team.