Open Simulation Platform announces results and transitions to open source community

The Open Simulation Platform (OSP) joint industry project (JIP) has announced the results of its two-year project to create a toolset for maritime companies to create and maintain digital twins, and has begun its transition into becoming an open source community.

The project, launched in 2018, attracted some twenty partners, including founding participants DNV GL, Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine (now Kongsberg Maritime), SINTEF, and NTNU, all coming together to collaborate on the creation of tools to support co-simulation of maritime equipment, systems and ships.

After two years of development the project has released its results, which include open-source software hosted on GitHub, an interface specification for maritime simulation models, and a set of open-source reference models and system configurations.

The group has also published three use cases as examples demonstrating the potential value that can be created using the OSP toolset.

“Complex cyber-physical systems are being progressively installed industry wide, and their performance depends more and more on their control software,” said Dr. Pierre C Sames, DNV GL Group Technology and Research Director.

“Being able to predict the behaviour of several integrated control software packages during the design, construction, approval and/or operation phase is the key problem that OSP can help to solve.”

These results mark the close of the JIP and its transition into an open source community for the continued development of the open source components. A new DNV GL-hosted OSP Trust Centre will be established as the project moves to this next phase.

The OSP Trust Centre aims to build on the work completed to date and will host a secure co-simulation environment for cross-organisation collaboration in designing, building, operating and assuring digital twin systems and ships. The Centre is planned for launch in in February 2021.

Access to the various OSP resources created by the group is available via the project’s website.

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