A partnership between virtual prototyping software company ESI Group and PARC, a Xerox company and provider of custom R&D and technology to companies and government agencies will initially focus on expanding and industrializing PARC’s advanced research project on Fault Augmented Model Extension (FAME).
Initiated with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the partnership will develop system reliability modeling, system safety assessment, predictive maintenance, and condition-based maintenance.
These capabilities will come to strengthen the already existing ESI solutions dedicated to helping industrial manufacturers overcome engineering issues related to complex cyber-physical systems.
ESI states that the research projects conducted in collaboration with PARC will ‘accelerate the development of hybrid virtual prototyping and data-driven analytics solutions to maximise the useful and operationally reliable lifecycle of the products developed by ESI’s clients’.
Tolga Kurtoglu, VP and director of the System Sciences Lab at PARC, said: “Industrial manufacturers want to minimise the cost of complex systems, while maximising performance.
“Design teams need to be able to quantify reliability and mitigate risk at the earliest phase of the process.”