Turbomeca reduces development time by using ANSYS SCADE Suite for Helicopter engine control software development.
The engine control system is a critical part of today’s helicopter engines that controls fuel injection and other engine functions. In developing the embedded software that runs the engine control system, Turbomeca switched from manual coding to a model-based design approach that involves the creation of an executable model in a block diagram design environment. Engineers define the functionality of the control system within ANSYS SCADE Suite using blocks that represent algorithms or subsystems. They validate the model and use it to automatically generate embedded code. Turbomeca engineers have developed control systems that are powering the company’s two latest engines using the new method. The new process has demonstrated the ability to substantially reduce errors and development time.