New Version of PSAT Vehicle Simulation Software Available
December 20, 2006
The developers of Argonne National Laboratory's award-winning Powertrain System Analysis Toolkit (PSAT) have announced that a new version of PSAT is now available for licensing and downloading. PSAT is the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) FreedomCAR and Fuels Partnership's primary vehicle simulation tool. To date, more than 300 researchers worldwide at over 60 companies and universities have used PSAT for vehicle systems analysis, control strategy development, hardware-in- the-loop, and technology validation. PSAT is a forward-looking model that has been continually updated and enhanced, not only to meet the needs of DOE and Argonne, but also to incorporate changes suggested by current industry and university users.
PSAT V6.1, which runs with Matlab R14 (SP3 preferred), incorporates many features and improvements, including:
- New opening screen to differentiate light- and heavy-duty vehicle simulations
- Generation of HTML report for simulations and test data (requires Matlab Report Generator Toolbox)
- Hydraulic hybrid powertrain configuration
- StateFlow vehicle level control strategies, including those for acceleration, deceleration, and shifting (requires StateFlow Toolbox)
- Data analysis tab redesigned to allow easy comparisons of simulations or test data
- Ability to import test data into PSAT/Matlab environment for analysis and/or comparison with simulations
- Enhanced component models
- Additional component data
- Validated 2004 Prius vehicle model data based on Argonne's Advanced Powertrain Research Facility testing
Development and enhancement of PSAT is sponsored by DOE's FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program. More information is available at Argonne National Laboratory's PSAT web site.