ETAS: Premium Partner of Stuttgart University’s GreenTeam
As a Premium Sponsor, ETAS supports the “GreenTeam Uni Stuttgart” throughout the 2012 racing season by providing essential prototyping, measuring and calibration tools needed for the development and commissioning of the electronics for the new Formula Student electric racecar, designated E0711-3.
GreenTeam Uni Stuttgart
Powered by a purely electric propulsion system, the E0711-3 racer of the GreenTeam Uni Stuttgart starts in the newly designated “Formula Student Electric” class inaugurated two years ago. Already in the founding year of 2010 and driving the first racer, designated E0711-1, the racing season rewarded the GreenTeam Uni Stuttgart with victories at Hockenheim and Torino, making it the unofficial Formula Student world champion. In 2011, the second racer, called E0711-2, its propulsion unit still controlled by a MicroAutoBox, managed to capture second place in Torino.
In the construction of the E0711-3, the racer for the 2012 season, the 40 students making up the GreenTeam Uni Stuttgart have benefited from the competitive experiences of the last two years. Also, in order to build on the successes of the initial season, the team has joined with strong engineering partners such as ETAS.
Faster across the finish line with ETAS support
Initial contacts between GreenTeam and ETAS were made towards the end of the last racing season. A few meetings later, the overall concept for the electronic controls for the E0711-3 had been hammered out.
At the heart of the control technology for the new racer, the compact prototyping, interface, and measurement modules of the ETAS ES900 and ES400 hardware series are ideally placed. What tipped the scales in favor of the solution presented by ETAS were its sophisticated metrology, powerful interfaces, versatile configuration options, and the broad based support provided by suitable software tools.
The options for the quick and easy validation and adaptation of new control functions offered by the ETAS environment paved the way for efficient software design. In light of the short project runtime, the availability of these options represented an essential prerequisite for success.