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Continuous Integration Testing of Embedded Software with Digital Twin Prototypes

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posted on 26.06.2021, 15:33 by Alexander BarbieAlexander Barbie, Wilhelm Hasselbring, Niklas Pech
Digital Twins may be employed for developing embedded software and can be classified in three subcategories by their level of integration with the corresponding physical objects/twins. We introduce and report on experience with a new category: the Digital Twin Prototype. Digital Twin Prototypes support engineers to test embedded software systems, without the need of a connection to a physical object. In CI/CD pipelines they can be used for integration testing and thus, allow for an agile verification and validation process. We developed and evaluated this approach to create an underwater network of ocean observation systems. The feasibility was shown in a demonstration mission in the Baltic Sea in October 2020.

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Helmholtz Association, HGF-Alliance ARCHES -- Autonomous Robotic Networks to Help Modern Societies

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Email Address of Submitting Author

alexanderbarbie@gmx.de

ORCID of Submitting Author

0000-0001-5352-6039

Submitting Author's Institution

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Submitting Author's Country

Germany