Open Modular Experimental Drive Train

The automotive industry is characterized by a very widely distributed development. Companies from the supply industry in North Rhine-Westphalia are increasingly assuming the role of system integrator in this development network, as the product complexity means that it is no longer possible to develop all system components in-house. This applies above all to innovative vehicle concepts in electromobility, which can only be efficiently implemented through the creative combination of solution elements and the rapid establishment of the necessary supply chains.

The development quality for the integrated system must be ensured through an extensive process landscape. Development processes and standards to ensure functional safety (including ISO26262) have a very high priority and cost share, especially in the field of electromobility. The introduction of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) enables the holistic system development of complex mechatronic products and offers the potential for more effective quality assurance.

The aim of the project is to build a modular electromobility platform that, in the sense of a hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) and software-in-the-loop (SiL) platform in the development process of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), is used for validation and verification supported by software and hardware components for electromobility. For this purpose, the platform consists of a drive train with motor, battery and power electronics and a control unit structure. The configuration, test management and data acquisition of the system as well as the provision of the test stimuli are integrated into the tool chain of the MBSE.


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The Bochum University of Applied Sciences is a technical college for engineering and Economy. With its headquarters, located in the densest university landscape in Europe, the Ruhr area, it is anchored in its region and at the same time internationally oriented.

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Fachhochschule Dortmund

The Dortmund University of Applied Sciences was officially founded in 1971, its oldest The previous institution, the "Royal Master Craftsman School for Mechanical Engineers", however, opened their gates as early as 1890. The basic idea has, however, remained in place for a long time nothing changed: Studies and teaching are working on solving application-related problems and Task-oriented, experienced professors guarantee the connection to Practice and today enable a high-potential degree with over 50 offers: Von Architecture and design through computer science and engineering to applied Social science and economics are around 14,000 students at the university today Dortmund registered. The world is changing - so is a modern university.


01.07.2020 – 30.06.2021

Events and Publications

Daniel Fruhner, Carsten Wolff, Shubhang Sisodiya, Robert Kleinert, Friedbert Pautzke, Heinrich Zöllner: Konzept einer offenen, modularen und experimentellen Elektromobilitätsplattform. Wissenschaftsforum Mobilität 2021

Daniel Fruhner, Carsten Wolff, Shubhangi Sisodiya, Vipul Shrikant Deshpande, Robert Kleinert, Friedbert Pautzke, Heinrich Zöllner: OMEx-DriveTrain: An Open, Modular Experimental Platform for the Electric Powertrain, The 11th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications (IDAACS’2021), September 22-25, 2021, Cracow, Poland