MathWorks to Showcase at SAE World Congress

The MathWorks, the world’s leading developer of technical computing and Model-Based Design software for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education will be showcasing at SAE World Congress 2007.

Paul Smith of The MathWorks will join representatives from the automotive industry to discuss new powertrain technologies and how they are changing drivetrain development. Experts from The MathWorks will present papers about applying Model-Based Design to the automotive industry. Students will discuss and present papers on their use of Model-Based Design and MathWorks tools to reengineer a Chevy Equinox as part of the Challenge X student competition. The MathWorks will present a workshop on managing data to improve the design process by utilizing MathWorks tools.

SAE World Congress, Cobo Center, Detroit, MI, April 16-19, 2007
At this year’s SAE World Congress The MathWorks, located in Booth #1611, will showcase the use of Model-Based Design and demonstrate how it is being deployed by the world’s leading automotive manufacturers. Experts from The MathWorks will participate in the technical program and provide in-booth demonstrations on powertrain, body electronics, chassis, and safety system development, highlighting use of Model-Based Design for hybrid vehicles.

Student representatives from Challenge X will also be available to discuss their use of Model-Based Design to reengineer a Chevy Equinox, and the Equinox redesigned by Ohio State University, winners of the Challenge X MathWorks Modeling Award, will be featured in the booth. The MathWorks booth will also include the following partners: Freescale, Infineon Technologies, MotoTron, Pathway Technologies, and PolySpace.

Learn more about The MathWorks and Model-Based Design in the following technical sessions or by stopping by the booth.

Paul Smith, Senior Manager of North American Automotive Consulting at The MathWorks, will participate in the following panel discussion:

  • Wednesday, April 18, 9:30 a.m., FEV Powertrain Innovation Forum – Paul Smith from The MathWorks will join panelists from PRTM, BorgWarner, Inc., and GM on a panel titled, “How Are New Powertrain Technologies Changing Drivetrain Development.” (Session Code: CONG74).

The MathWorks will be hosting the following workshop:

  • Tuesday, April 17, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Room W2-65
    The MathWorks will present a workshop titled “Turn Your Data into Knowledge and Improve Your Engineering Designs and Processes,” which focuses on utilizing The MathWorks tools to easily organize and analyze data to improve the research and design process.

Peter Maloney of The MathWorks will be chairing the following technical session:

  • Tuesday, April 17, 9:00 a.m., Room D2-08
    Electronic Engine Controls (Part 1 of 6) (Session Code: PFL17)
    Presenters will discuss advanced control and on-board-diagnostic strategies and related topics including control-oriented system modeling, signal processing, sensors and actuators, and system integration and implementation.

MathWorks experts will present the following technical papers:

  • Monday, April 16, 9:30 a.m., Room O2-44
    Paul Smith, Sameer Prabhu, and Jonathan Friedman of The MathWorks will present a paper entitled “Best Practices for Establishing a Model-Based Design Culture” as part of the Systems Engineering Session (Part 1 of 2). (Session Code: AE19).
  • Monday, April 16, 11:00 a.m., Room O2-44
    Chris Fillyaw, Jonathan Friedman, and Sameer Prabhu of The MathWorks will present a paper entitled “Creating Human Machine Interface (HMI) Based Test within Model-Based Design” as part of the Systems Engineering Session (Part 1 of 2). (Session Code: AE19).
  • Monday, April 16, 11:30 a.m., Room O2-44
    Robyn Jackey of The MathWorks will present a paper entitled “A Simple, Effective Lead-Acid Battery Modeling Process for Electrical System Component Selection” as part of the Systems Engineering Session (Part 1 of 2). (Session Code: AE19).
  • Monday, April 16, 4:45 p.m., Room O2-44
    Gavin Walker, Jonathan Friedman, and Rob Aberg of The MathWorks will present a paper entitled “Configuration Management within Model-Based Design” as part of the Systems Engineering Session (Part 2 of 2). (Session Code: AE19).
  • Wednesday, April 18, 10:00 a.m., Room W2-70
    Tom Erkkinen and Mirko Conrad of The MathWorks will present a paper entitled “Safety-Critical Software Development Using Automatic Production Code Generation” as part of the Safety-Critical Systems Session (Part 1 of 3). (Session Code: AE5).
  • Siva Nadarajah of The MathWorks authored a paper entitled “Large Scale Modeling and Simulation of Powertrain Systems” as part of the Software/Hardware Systems Session. This paper is written only.
  • Paul Smith of The MathWorks, and Hongxing (Austin) Hu and Jie Chen of Panasonic Electronics co-authored a paper entitled “Model-Based Design Study and Evaluation of New HMI Concepts for Vehicle Multimedia, Climate Control, and Navigation Systems” as part of the Safety Test Methodology Session. This paper is written only.

Engineering students from leading universities will present the following technical papers, which focus on their use of new technologies and MathWorks tools to reengineer a 2005 Chevy Equinox for optimum utility, reduced energy consumption, and decreased emissions:

  • Wednesday, April 18, 9:00 a.m., Room D3-22/23
    Erik Wilhelm of University of Waterloo will present a paper co-authored with Mike Wahlstrom, Matt Stevens, Christopher Mendes, Christopher Lawrence, Daniel Sellan, Christopher Haliburton, Dr. Michael Fowler, and Dr. Roydon Fraser entitled “Implementation and Optimization of a Fuel Cell Hybrid Powertrain” as part of the Developing New Technology Through Student Design Competitions Session. (Session Code: PFL13).
  • Wednesday, April 18, 9:30 a.m., Room D3-22/23
    Marc Herniter, Zachariah Chambers, Caleb Harper, Jeffrey Parks, Matthew DeVries, Benjamin Clavola, Adam Williams, Edgar Vargas, and Gary Wieneke of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will present a paper entitled “Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Controller Development – Levels of Simulation and Verification” as part of the Developing New Technology Through Student Design Competitions Session. (Session Code: PFL13).
  • Wednesday, April 18, 10:00 a.m., Room D3-22/23
    Steven Boyd, Kurt Matthew Johnson, Dustin Hall Sheffield, Irene Berry, Erin Hissong, Brian Goode, and Douglas Nelson of Virginia Tech will present a paper entitled “Vehicle Design Analysis and Validation for the Equinox REVLSE E85 Hybrid Electric Vehicle” as part of the Developing New Technology Through Student Design Competitions Session. (Session Code: PFL13).
  • Wednesday, April 18, 10:30 a.m., Room D3-22/23
    Christopher Whitt of Mississippi State University will present a paper entitled “Redesign of a 2005 Chevy Equinox Rear Cradle for the Implementation of a Hybrid Electric Drive” as part of the Developing New Technology Through Student Design Competitions Session. (Session Code: PFL13).
  • Wednesday, April 18, 11:00 a.m., Room D3-22/23
    Elizabeth Casson, Daniel Bocci, Ethan Brodsky, Daniel Mehr, Rebecca Gunn, and Glenn Bower of University of Wisconsin Madison will present a paper entitled “Design and Testing of a Prototype Hybrid-Electric Split-Parallel Crossover Sports Utility Vehicle” as part of the Developing New Technology Through Student Design Competitions Session. (Session Code: PFL13).

About The MathWorks
The MathWorks is the world’s leading developer of technical computing and Model-Based Design software for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education. With an extensive product set based on MATLAB(R) and Simulink(R), The MathWorks provides software and services to solve challenging problems and accelerate innovation in automotive, aerospace, communications, financial services, biotechnology, electronics, instrumentation, process, and other industries. The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and employs more than 1,600 people worldwide, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts.

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