Scalian proposes products and solutions aimed at large companies in the industrial and service sectors to help them accelerate their transformation and innovative capabilities. Thanks to our extensive experience working on major industrial projects for our customers, the Scalian Group and its specialist consultants have developed unique know-how in the fields of business performance and digital systems.
This know-how is the common dominator that characterises our innovative off-the-shelf or tailor-made products and solutions across five technology centres:
- Autonomous systems Unmanned
- Systems AIRMES, cooperative heterogeneous drones
- Autonomous drone behavior
- Simulation studies
- High-performance computing (HPC) and optimisation
- Virtual reality
- Mechanical and multi-mode system calculations
- Distribution of products, integration, training
- Software for avionics testingAvionics software
- Generic test solutions
- Advanced HMIs
- Augmented reality
- Big Data
- Extracting value from data
« Unmanned Systems » UAV/UGV solutions for homeland surveillance and security
Since 1989, Scalian works with the main aeronautics, space, railway & naval industries on the development of critical embedded systems. Involved as early as 2009 in the emergence of autonomous systems, we have consolidated our knowledge & launched the AIRMES project in 2013. AIRMES is dealing fleet cooperation for heterogeneous systems.
Today, we are commercializing the technological bricks developed, we also support our clients in various projects such as: infrastructure surveillance, industrial site supervision, construction site monitoring, etc.
We are able to provide turnkey solutions thanks to the control of the entire value chain. From needs analyze, to the production of aerial / terrestrial / aquatic autonomous vehicles, to the integration of embedded intelligence, to the on-site deployment and through the analysis of the collected data.
“AIRMES” fleet of cooperative heterogeneous drones
Monitoring infrastructures (such as electricity or rail networks) is a priority for industrial operators. The surveillance systems used today (human inspections, sensors, helicopters) are effective but can be optimised in terms of cost, measurement accuracy and staff safety. Conducting inspections using unarmed airborne drones partially addresses this problem. However, there are limits to the advantages of remote-controlled drones, because they are often specifically designed for one task or mission and also because they have limited flight autonomy and decision-making capabilities. Using a fleet of different types of drones makes it possible to combine the specific capabilities of each vehicle in order to carry out precise, secure missions (complex or multi-task).
The existing solutions developed to enable multiple drones to cooperate with each other at the same time are not optimised. They are specific to each drone and not modular; the communication between drones is not optimised. The AIRMES project aims to resolve this problem by developing a modular software architecture that can coordinate a fleet of different types of drones working on the same mission. What makes the system different is its organisational management based on groups and roles, and its adaptability, which makes it compatible with all types of drones. In addition, it allows the drones to communicate with each other to facilitate cooperation, while improving the safety and reliability of the operations using redundancy mechanisms, for example. On a more general level, this project provides solutions to facilitate cooperation between different types of autonomous land-based, airborne or marine vehicles. In order to build a truly generic system with applications and uses in many markets and to ensure the solution can meet the broadest spectrum of requirements, the consortium involved in the AIRMES project is supported by a committee of external experts consisting of manufacturers, operators, industrial companies, scientists and prime contractors.
Impact and Outlook
This project will foster the development of companies and research specialising in drone cooperation in Ile de France, PACA and Hauts-de-France. It will also lead to the creation of a centre of excellence devoted to monitoring infrastructures and risk management thanks to the technology developed. These regions already have strong drone sectors driven by several companies involved in drone manufacturing and applications. The skills and resources available offer highly interesting opportunities to further scientific progress as regards:
- Drone decision-making autonomy
- Communication between drones
- The adaptability of software architecture
Project sponsor: Scalian
Industrial partners: SNCF, EDF, AERO SURVEILLANCE, Scalian
Research partners: HEUDIASYC UTC/CNRS
Budget: €3,003 K
Labelling: 2014, I-Trans, Astech, Mer Méditerranée and Pégase competitiveness clusters
Joint public funding : FUI 20, 2015 – BPI, CR PACA, CG83, TPM
Simulation & HPC
Scalian Alyotech develops environment-simulation products and solutions for sizing, designing and producing surveillance and observation systems. These environment-simulation tools can also be used for training purposes or learning how to handle complex systems.
Scalian Alyotech conducts studies using the products it develops, as well as commercial environment-simulation software packages (meteorology, oceanography, etc.). The company can also develop customised simulation software.
Examples of studies carried out:
- Production of a radar-signature database for classifying marine targets
- Radar-sea-clutter simulation software for maritime surveillance applications
- Simulation of the propagation of electromagnetic waves in a cloudy environment
Crisis and accident management:
As part of its simulation-study activity, Scalian Alyotech develops solutions to help decision-makers manage crises and pollution accidents, particularly when pollutants (oil, gas and CBRN) are discharged into the environment (air and sea).
A few examples of solutions we have developed:
- Simulator for accidental underwater hydrocarbon leaks (oil, gas, LNG) from wells or pipelines
- Dispersion of pollution from a nuclear accident in the atmosphere
- Module for predicting the drift of surface pollution through the processing of images from planes or satellites
“HPC and Optimisation”
For several years now, Scalian Alyotech has been developing solutions to industrialise and optimise scientific computation codes and software. The solutions include diagnostic tools and technological bricks dedicated to high-performance software (Cluster, Multi-Core, GPGPU, Many Cores, etc.).
A few examples:
- Rapid, generic computation library using a ray-tracing system for computer-generated image or wave-propagation applications
- Industrialisation and optimisation of computations for engine-maintenance quotes
- Optimised library for the development of CUDA- and OpenCL-compatible GPGPU applications
Thanks to its experience in the field of physical simulations, Scalian Alyotech produces complete training simulators and integrates domain-specific bricks that improve real-time rendering and optimise the quality of the training.
Scalian Alyotech uses the latest virtual reality technologies for the purposes of communication, training, operational preparations, virtual tours, etc.
A few examples:
- Design and project management for the production of the first French river-navigation training simulator
- Virtual tour of an electrical substation
“Mechanical & Multi-Physical System Calculations”
Scalian Alyotech works on every type of activity involving the design and simulation of mechanical, thermal, or fluid systems. The company’s expertise is built on strong partnerships with software publishers, a high-level training centre and tried-and-tested customer support services.
Software for Avionics Testing / Test Benches
Avionics Software Systems
Scalian develops software systems for the aerospace industry in 3 main areas:
Middleware for avionics networks:
ABBA (AVIONIC BUS ABSTRACTION) Makes it possible to create a virtual model and simulate avionics bus communications between test benches and targets. ELOGE (EUROGICIEL LOAD GENERATOR) Generation and management of loads and media.
Monitoring the health of computers:
EBTF (EUROGICIEL BITE TEST FUNCTION) Simulation of the CMS function in order to test the conformity of BITE messages on computers and test benches. EBTF provides operators with information about the health of avionics computers.
Downloading and reconfiguring avionics computers in compliance with ARINC standards:
EDAT (EUROGICIEL DATALOADING TOOL)EDAT is a software package for uploading/downloading data. It is compliant with the main avionics standards, A429, A664, Ethernet, CAN A825. EDAT can also simulate the DLCS operation to automate the tests.
Generic Test Solution
The development of industrial test facilities involves different technical skills (electronic design, low and high-level software development as well as the choice of the hardware).
For one of its customers, Scalian Alyotech produced a generic solution for testing a wide range of the customer’s equipment (40 articles). The facility incorporates all essential measurement and generation instruments (digital multimeter, power supplies, function generators, relays, communication buses).
As regards software, Scalian Alyotech has opted for a solution based on components from National Instruments (TestStand and LabVIEW) that allows equipment manufacturers to develop their own application software. The environment makes it possible to:
- Manage the bench manually, instrument by instrument, for use in the study phase,
- Create automatic sequences, run them and fine-tune them,
- Create complete test programs,
- Execute programs developed using a simple interface (use in production),
- Launch a self-test to ensure the bench is working properly,
- Generate test reports.
Augmented Reality / Advanced HMI
« EYESISTANCE Augmented Working Safely and Mobile »
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Eyesistance solution offers six dedicated applications:
- Checklist – Smart access to documentation
- Guidance – Augmented reality guidance
- Picking – Efficient to pick
- Remote expertise – Remote support
- Learn & Play – Step by step training
- Your custom app – We develop your custom app
Scalian has earned experience working for international companies and Eyesistance participates in the mutation of working methods with the progressive integration of digital which brings substantial benefits for both the user and the company.
We are mainly focused on the industrial field and Scalian has carried out plenty of proofs of concepts in automotive field, logistics, infrastructure maintenance, medical field, aeronautics, electronics, etc. There are many uses such as technical inspection of vehicle, technical maintenance on lines and networks (electricity, gaz, telecom), help with system assembly, quality control, etc. “Scalian tested a selection of smartglasses before developing the GRDF application. A project completed in just 3 months, which enabled the improvement of quality trainings. Unlike traditional training, Learn & Play app drives the operator through all the steps one by one and records his handling and unnecessary gestures.” Hélène Wallyn – Project manager at GRDF Training Center. GRDF uses the “Learn & Play” application to train its operators in welding gas pipes. EyeSistance applications are compliant with most connected products on the markert. We advise you on the choice of the material best suited to your needs.
Certification: Scalian is certified by EPSON as an official developer within their range of augmented reality smartglasses.
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Big Data / Data Value
“DATASCALE, the Big Data as a Service platform by Scalian”
Data exploitation is opening up new innovation opportunities. With this in mind, Sclalian offers an industrial solution that enables business decision-makers to rapidly exploit their data assets and simplify access to all their data, while meeting the requirements of IT decision-makers as regards the security and management of strategic data.
The DATASCALE Big Data as a Service platform provides SLAs for data tools in Cloud, on-premises or hybrid mode:
- batch or real-time data collection with automated back-pressure management
- data lakes and lakeshore data curation: Hadoop, NoSQL, relational databases
- processing engines: query processing (Hive, Impala, Elasticsearch, Solr) and predictive machine learning (Spark, H2O, Map-Reduce, TensorFlow)
- visualisation of data in agile mode: Zoomdata, Kibana, Tableau.
DATASCALE has some highly innovative features, including:
- a smart data catalogue to provide more agile, flexible and relevant access to information
- the creation of multi-tenant big data environments in just a few clicks in order to increase Big Data uses in organisations
- a market-place for intra-organisation data sharing
DATASCALE draws on the leading Hadoop distributed applications in the market, making it easy to deploy and use, and thereby empowering end users. Our customers can focus on the real priorities for their companies: using innovation to extract value from data.
“INCORTEX Big Data Solution”
As part of its R&D effort, Scalian Alyotech carries out research in the field of Big Data, aimed at businesses that need to exploit data while controling costs. The aim is to provide turn-key solutions that can be applied to different sectors of activity.
The first Smart Data solution developed by Scalian Alyotech is called INCORTEX. This modular product can be deployed in just a few clicks. Its data-oriented architecture was entirely developed in Open Source code. It is easy to install and use for collecting data from internal or external sources. It offers a data-science working environment designed for exploring, processing and analysing data. The tool’s features allow users to collect and transform a wide variety of heterogeneous data in real time. The data are contextualised and consolidated to improve the trustworthiness and value of the results.
The solution has already been used in various fields of activity: in the telephone sector to improve the quality of service provided to users and in the energy sector to predict energy volumes and exchange prices according to the weather.