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The Vector CSM E-Mobility Measurement System

The measurement system for the development of electric mobility

E-Mobility: Sicher messen an Hochvolt-Komponenten von Elektro- und Hybrid-Fahrzeugen Electromobility continues to gain momentum. Various energy storage, drive and charging systems pave the way to electric mobility. The development of high-voltage batteries, inverters and electric motors places high demands on measurement technology in order to obtain the right results for further optimization. Together with Vector Informatik, CSM has developed a measurement system that leaves nothing to be desired.

The E-Mobility Measurement System

The Vector CSM E-Mobility Measurement System is a modular toolbox of closely harmonized hardware and software for the development of all types of electric and hybrid vehicles. Through consistent protocols, tailored interfaces and flexible expansion options, it can be scaled for many measurement tasks.

Data Analysis and Measurement Data Management
Temperature, voltage, current, acceleration, strain, vibration, flow, moisture, pressure, torque, speed, frequency, and much more.
E-Mobility Basic Measurement System
 
POD
CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, Ethernet
ECU
Vector Data Logger / Interfaces
 
 
CAN, CAN FD, Ethernet
CSM Data Logger

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The Overall System

The Vector CSM E-Mobility Measurement System contains all necessary hardware and software to perform measurement and testing tasks for eMobility. Therefore it includes:

  • Measurement modules, interfaces and software for the acquisition and synchronization of large data volumes of:
    • Analog measurement data from high and low voltage environments
    • Measurement data from vehicle buses
    • Data from control units
  • Data logger for recording analog measurement data and data from vehicle buses
  • The eMobilityAnalyzer for performance analysis and other calculations in real time
  • Software solutions for data analysis and data management

Highlights

  • Decentralized, scalable measurement system for vehicle and test bench with high-performance E-Mobility online analysis
  • Extremely compact, robust and interference-free measurement modules for HV and low voltage environments
  • Synchronous acquisition of measurement data from measurement modules, vehicle buses and control units
  • Direct measurement of current and voltage in high-voltage cables with up to 1 MHz
  • Multi-channel real-time performance analysis
  • Raw data recording, powerful signal analysis and evaluation including data mining

The components of the E-Mobility Measurement System are structured into different expansion stages, which can be combined according to the specific application.

E-Mobility Basic Measurement System

As core of the measurement system, the Basic Measurement System contains the most important components for mastering most measurement tasks.

Vector Data Logger / Interfaces

If, in addition to analog measurement data, data from the vehicle buses or ECUs have to be synchronously acquired, components of this expansion stage are used. In addition, powerful loggers are located in this expansion stage.

CSM Data Loggers

For the recording of measurement data the data loggers UniCAN 3 can be used.

Data Analysis and Measurement Data Management

If more precise analyses or measurement data management in the cloud are required, the Vector software packages of this expansion stage are suitable.

The robust and compact design of all components makes the measurement system ideal for mobile use on test drives and also on test bench.

The E-Mobility Basic Measurement System

The E-Mobility Basic Measurement System is the core of the measurement system. This expansion contains all the measurement technology you need for the most common measurement and testing tasks.

Measurement Modules and HV Breakout Modules

  • HV Breakout Modules
    • Measurement of current, voltage, power and shield currents
    • Measurement directly in the HV lines increases the accuracy of the measured values
  • CAN MiniModules and EtherCAT®-based measurement modules for measurements in the high-voltage and low-voltage environment, such as:
    • Temperature
    • Acceleration
    • Strain
    • Torque
    • Vibration
    • Flow rate
    • Moisture
    • and much more

XCP-Gateway

  • A XCP-Gateway establishes the connection of all attached measurement modules
  • Synchronization of all measurement data acquired with EtherCAT® better than 1 µs
  • Acquisition and bundling of CAN measurement data accurate to 1 µs
  • XCP-on-Ethernet slave with PTP time synchronization

vMeasure exp

  • vMeasure exp is the software package for data acquisition and visualization
  • Integrated eMobilityAnalyzer function library for powerful real-time analysis:
    • DC and AC power analysis
    • Efficiency analysis of an electric motor
    • Efficiency measurement
    • Charger efficiency analysis
    • Analysis of current and voltage ripples

Highlights

  • Parallel acquisition of the most important values in the high-voltage and low-voltage environment
  • Easy combination of CAN- and EtherCAT®-based measurement technology
  • Powerful real-time analysis
  • Easy scalability for different measurement applications

The Vector Data Logger / Interfaces Expansion

Vector Informatik hardware complements the E-Mobility Basic Measurement System and enables the acquisition of additional data from vehicle buses and ECUs as well as the recording and evaluation of all measurement data. Via PTP (Precision Time Protocol), the data is acquired synchronously with other measurement data. Thus, the internal vehicle data can be easily correlated with the measured values. The configuration is greatly simplified by transferring the measurement configuration to the VP Series Smart Loggers.

Time synchronous acquisition of measurement data from:

Measurement data recording with vMeasure log:

  • vMeasure log offers the full functionality of vMeasure exp and the eMobilityAnalyzer function library. Acquired data is recorded and analyzed in parallel, and the analysis results can be used as triggers
  • The smart loggers of the Vector VP Series are also ideally suited as measurement computers for demanding measuring tasks (e.g. acquisition and analysis of up to 40 measured variables at 1 MHz each).

Highlights

  • Easy and time-synchronous acquisition of internal vehicle data
  • Parallel recording of raw data for subsequent analysis and analysis in real time
  • Results of the real-time analysis can be used as triggers

The CSM Data Loggers Expansion

Compact data loggers UniCAN 3 can be used for data logging. With various transmission options for the recorded data (e.g. via WLAN or LTE modem), these robust data loggers are particularly suitable for fleet tests.

Data Logger UniCAN 3

  • Acquisition of physical measurement data of the measurement modules
  • Simultaneous recording of data from vehicle buses

Highlights

  • Compact and robust data loggers
  • Recording of measurement data from the measurement modules and data from vehicle buses
  • Various transmission options (LTE modem or LAN)
  • Very low power consumption

The Data Analysis und Measurement Data Management Expansion

If additional functions are required for data post-processing, the software solutions from Vector Informatik of this expansion stage are used.

In-depth analyses with vSignalyzer

  • The vSignalyzer allows detailed analysis of the recorded data, further evaluation via data mining and automated documentation
  • Integrated eMobilityAnalyzer function library
  • Manual or automatic evaluation of the measured data

Measurement data management with vMDM

  • vMDM (Vector Measurement Data Management) allows efficient management of large amounts of data
  • Organization of measurement data in the cloud with user-specific rights
  • Comfortable search and filter functions
  • Automated data analysis and data mining
  • Direct connection to vSignalyzer for automated data post-processing

Highlights

  • Automated data processing and documentation
  • Storage of large amounts of data with extensive filter functions

The Measurement System in Action

The Vector CSM E-Mobility Measurement System is ideally suited for many measurement and analysis tasks in electric mobility developments due to its flexible and scalable application possibilities.

Here you can find out how common tasks can be performed with the measurement system.

You can find further application possibilities in our use cases.

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Here you will find all information about the comprehensive measurement system for electromobility.

vSignalyzer

With the Vector Informatik software vSignalyzer, measurement data can be visualized and analyzed even more efficiently.

Thanks to the support of various file formats, measurement data from numerous sources can be acquired and conveniently visualized. Extensive function libraries and data mining functions facilitate manual or automatic analysis of the data.

The eMobilityAnalyzer function library is also a component of vSignalyzer, allowing important performance parameters to be calculated in real time.

Learn more about vSignalyzer here.

vMDM

Vector vMDM (Vector Measurement Data Management) is the software solution for professional measurement data management

With vMDM, large amounts of data are conveniently managed, structured and stored. Via the cloud, data can be easily exchanged between teams and protected against unauthorized access.

The data can be processed automatically via the direct connection to the vSignalyzer.

Learn more about vMDM.

vMeasure exp

Vector vMeasure exp is the comprehensive measurement software solution for the acquisition and analysis of your measurement data - with all fesatures, which are mandatory for a modern DAQ software.

An integral part is the eMobilityAnalyzer function library, which allows comprehensive analyses of important performance parameters in real time:

  • Charger Efficiency: Determination of the efficiency of on-board chargers (for three-phase alternating current)
  • DC Analysis: Determination of RMS power, energy and ripple on current and voltage in the DC range
  • DC Efficiency: Real-time efficiency calculation
  • e-Motor Power Analysis: Determination of active, apparent and reactive power as well as the power factor of an electric motor in star or delta circuit
  • e-Motor Y-Delta: Conducts the Y-delta and delta-Y transformation
  • Ripple: Parameters about fluctuations of any input signal as well as their DC and effective values
  • Shaft/Axle Power: Mechanical energy or power
Learn more about vMeasure exp here.
vMeasure exp

XCP-Gateway

XCP-Gateways provide the connection between all CAN and EtherCat®-based measurement modules and the Vector network interfaces and convert the data to XCP-on-Ethernet

The synchronicity of the ECAT measurement modules and Vector network interfaces is ensured via PTP (Precision Time Protocol) in accordance with IEEE 1588. The measurement data of the CAN modules are bundled

Depending on the measurement task and requirements, different variants of XCP gateway are available:

  • XCP-Gateway Basic: 1 ECAT input and data rate of up to 100 MBit/s
  • XCP-Gateway pro: 1 ECAT input, 2 CAN interfaces and data rate of up to 100 MBit/s
  • XCP-Gateway 4S pro: 4 ECAT inputs, 2 CAN interfaces and data rate of up to 1 GBit/s
Here you can find more information about XCP Gateways.
XCP-Gateway 4S pro
XCP-Gateway 4S pro

HV Breakout Modules

HV Breakout Modules (HV BM) measure current, voltage and power in high-voltage lines safely and precisely.

  • Synchronous measurement of single- or three-phase high voltage voltages and currents with up to 1 MHz data rate
  • Direct measurements in the HV voltage-carrying cable increases the measurement accuracy
  • Data transmission via EtherCAT® and CAN for parallel analysis and data logging

With the special types /S and +S, the HV BM can be used to simultaneously measure inner conductor and shield currents efficiently and reliably.

Here you can find more information about the High-Voltage Breakout Modules.
HV BM 3.1
HV Breakout Module 3.1

HV ECAT Measurement Modules

The acquisition of highly dynamic processes requires fast measurement technology, even while guaranteeing high-voltage safety. For such applications we offer special measurement modules for different sensors and the acquisition of different physical values:

With the Distributed Clock functionality, the synchronization (≤ 1 μs) of all connected measurement modules is guaranteed independent of the size of the measuring setup and precise analyses become possible.

HV STG4 BK20
Measurement module HV STG4 BK20 for measurements with strain gauges

ECAT Measurement Modules

EtherCAT®-based measurement modules are used for measurement applications whose requirements exceed the capabilities of the CAN bus. Due to a high bandwidth, a large number of channels to be used and exact synchronicity of the measurement data, ECAT measurement modules are well suited for precise analyses of fast processes.

Here you can find more information about fast synchronous measurement with EtherCAT®.

AD4 OG
Measurement module AD4 OG for measuremements with standard sensors

HV CAN Measurement Modules

Proven CAN measurement technology is also used in the high-voltage environment and allows easy to implement and reliable measurements.

HV TH4 evo
Measurement module HV TH4 evo for HV-safe measurements with thermocouples

CAN Measurement Modules

The CSM CAN MiniModules have been used for years in decentralized measurements in road tests and test benches. They impress with their compact and robust design, which allows them to be installed close to the measurement point.

CAN THMM 16 pro
Measurement module THMM 16 pro for temperature measurements with thermocouples

vMeasure log with Vector VP Smart-Loggers

vMeasure log is a high-performance and easy-to-use software solution for recording large amounts of data from different sources (CAN, CAN FD, FlexRay, LIN and Ethernet). It offers the same functions as vMeasure exp and also includes the eMobilityAnalyzer. Thus, calculations can already be executed during data recording and the results can be used as triggers.

Learn more about vMeasure log here.

As hardware, Vector Smart Loggers of the VP family are used. With high recording rates and their robust design, they are ideally suited for mobile use. They allow the continuous recording of measurement data rates up to 1 GByte/s and offer numerous interfaces.

Learn more about the Smart Loggers of the VP family.
Vector VP7440
Smart Logger VP7440 for logging Ethernet data up to 1 GByte/s

Vector VN Network Interfaces

Vector VN Network Interfaces are used if data from vehicle buses must be compared with the measurement data from the measurement modules. They collect data from different bus systems:

  • CAN (FD)
  • LIN
  • J1708
  • Ethernet
  • Flexray
  • 802.11p
  • GNSS

Thanks to the system-wide PTP (Precision Time Protocol), data from the vehicle buses are recorded synchronously with the data of the measurement modules and correlated exactly.

Learn more about Vector VN Network Interfaces.
Vector VN1600 Familie
Interfaces of the VN1600 Family

Vector VX Interfaces

The VX Interfaces from Vector Informatik are suitable for acquiring data from vehicle ECUs and calibrating the ECUs. The interfaces allow high-performance measurement, adjustment, bypassing and flashing of ECUs via the standardized XCP-on-Ethernet interface.

Thanks to PTP time synchronization, data from ECUs is acquired synchronously with measurement data from the measurement modules.

Learn more about Vector VX Interfaces.
Vector VX1000 Familie
Interfaces of the VX1000 Family

Data Logger UniCAN 3

Data Loggers of the UniCAN family extend the E-Mobility measurement system by another possibility to record data during the measurement.

The data loggers are well suited for all challenges in mobile use: They are extremely robustly designed and offer great flexibility for recording data from different sources and remote transmission due to numerous options. With its compact design the UniCAN 3 ETH and UniCAN 3 are ideal for use in fleet testing.

  • Ethernet interface (UnICAN 3 ETH)
  • Up to twelve CAN interfaces (optionally galvanically isolated)
    • Optional: Support of CAN FD for all interfaces
  • Four digital I/O interfaces
  • Exchangeable CF card
  • Optional data transmission via LTE modem and WLAN module

With the LTE modem and the WLAN module, the data can be transmitted parallel to the recording and evaluated spatially separated. The logger configuration can also be changed wirelessly. This allows for flexible access to the recorded data.

Datenlogger UniCan 3
Data Logger UniCAN 3