Optimizing development time through hybrid commissioning of control software
In modern intralogistics, automated guided vehicles (AGV) are used to optimize the material flow. To minimize the time to market it is necessary to develop software and hardware simultaneously. Therefor this paper introduces the hybrid-development-and-commissioning method of control software for AGVs. It results in a validated virtual prototype that can be used to verify swami behavior. The methods procedure is demonstrated for a light detection and ranging sensor. Firstly, the sensor is modelled for software-in-the-loop testing. Gradually switching to the physical AGV prototype, the paper further presents the validation process of the sensor model.