Anritsu & dSPACE to Accelerate Simulation and Testing of 5G Automotive Applications

Leading providers of test and measurement solutions, Anritsu and dSPACE, will be showcasing an integrated 5G network emulator in a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) system to develop nextgen automotive applications for connected vehicles. The solution will be demonstrated at the upcoming MWC 2020 event in Barcelona from February 24-27.

Visitors to the Anritsu exhibit booth (Hall 6, Stand F40) at the event will be able to experience a showcase with virtual test drives for end-to-end testing of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications for traffic optimization and sensor sharing – all powered by realistic simulation of the vehicle and the environment with smart infrastructure as well as real 5G communication.

The combination of 5G and Edge Cloud, which promises high data throughputs and low latencies, has the potential to enable completely new applications, such as sharing raw sensor data with vehicles and infrastructure. This can enable cooperative perception, swarm intelligence based on shared AI or real-time traffic optimization to make automated driving even safer, more comfortable and eco-friendly. But without a suitable 5G test bed infrastructure, the development of associated applications can be challenging.

The exhibit showcase will integrate the Anritsu Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A, an all-in-one 5G radio frequency (RF), functional, and protocol test solution, with a dSPACE SCALEXIO real-time system for demanding HIL simulation or rapid prototyping. For a realistic test of a V2X device and application, SCALEXIO is complemented by the simulation of virtual test drives with dSPACE Automotive Simulation Models (ASM) – open Simulink models for simulating the vehicle and environment, such as road, traffic and infrastructure. In addition, a dedicated software interface has been developed to connect the Anritsu Test Station and control the 5G mobile data link to the back end during real-time simulation.

This solution will enable early development of applications for connected and cooperative automated driving based on 5G and edge computing in the lab, without being dependent on the local infrastructure. It also allows validation of the entire vehicle-to-network processing chain. This joint integration, and the power of such a solution, will provide a significant step forward for the testing and emulation of 5G V2X. It represents a very exciting platform for the development of 5G V2X applications.

Click here to view more highlights from our coverage of MWC Barcelona 2020.

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