The Altair ProductDesign group is a multi-disciplinary development consultancy of more than 800 engineers with a consistent record of delivering innovative, profitable products to market on a tighter, more efficient time-scale. Their expertise in mechanical structures coupled with state-of-the-art model-based control design methods spans a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, consumer products, medical devices, architecture, oil & gas, and defense.
With the addition of the VisSim technology, the ProductDesign group expands its services to include:
- Design and implementation of control systems
- Creation of dynamic simulations
- Implementation of real-time simulators with communication schemes (OPC, SPI, CAN, RS232, Ethernet, ADC, and DAC)
- Development of embedded systems – including hardware implementation and testing – using a Model-Based Design approach
Recently, ProductDesign consultants worked with Ametek, a leading manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, to provide guidance and expertise in their design of a portable flight suit chiller unit for Joint Strike fighter pilots. The VisSim platform enabled Ametek to build and simulate the plant model, design the entire controller and implement the controller design through rapid prototyping and debugging on the embedded target. Read more.