About Us

Founded in 2001, SimuQuest is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based software development company that specializes in working with electronic hardware companies that produce electronic controls for such things as car engines or wind turbine generators. SimuQuest began as a software consulting company and over time, a portfolio of software tools grew out of the needs of our clients.

Before SimuQuest was founded in 2001, team members had gained initial experience through the mid and late 90’s in transitioning from embedded software development based on traditional hand-coding to development using model-based design (MBD).

This expertise combined with complimentary experience in systems engineering, systems modeling and advanced control system design provided the impetus to create a software development and consulting company that would provide an optimal solution for embedded control systems and software development.

Since its founding, SimuQuest has been dedicated to the continuous refinement of MBD for embedded systems, based on the Mathworks tool platform.

Working closely with its customers and providing solutions for their embedded development needs, SimuQuest has identified best practices and core principles for a successful MBD process. This expertise has been leveraged to complement the Matlab/Simulink tool chain with a set of proprietary tools.

Overview of SimuQuest Services

SimuQuest supports customers with many different aspects of their embedded system development.  A customer will often use SimuQuest to augment their own core competencies. For example, a customer may consider their core competency to be the controls for an electronic device that they sell.  In this case SimuQuest may assist with some or all of the following: platform software, model architecture, plant modeling, unit and system testing.  A list of typical further services is provided below.  These services are each described in more detail in other sections of this SimuQuest website.

  • Control system design (advanced control and parameter/state estimation)
  • Plant/system modeling
  • Feature modeling in Simulink/Stateflow/TargetLink
  • Model conversion
  • Legacy code integration
  • Model-based testing
  • Model-based process (CMMI, ISO26262, …)
  • Platform software support (drivers, OS, communications)
  • Target-based rapid-prototyping
What Differentiates SimuQuest?

Over time we have heard our clients make statements regarding our services that serve to identify and differentiate SimuQuest.  Some of these are reflected in the following statements:

  • SimuQuest helps companies that produce electronic controls for such things as car engines or wind turbine generators.  Our products can significantly reduce the time and cost required to develop the software that controls such devices.
  • SimuQuest sees problems from the customer’s perspective.  We do our best to learn about the difficulties our customers face, and if there is a fit, provide a solution that meets their needs.  No overkill solutions; no “one size fits all.”
  • SimuQuest fosters ongoing, long-term relationships with clients.  Because of our “support safety net,” clients are not left to flounder or put up with a solution that doesn’t fully meet their needs.
  • Model-Based Design is rapidly being adopted by clients in a number of electronic industries.  Customers often come to us when they are stuck trying to move to MBD or as they try to improve their MBD process.  We employ our extensive understanding of the MBD paradigm, combined with sophisticated tool solutions, to help them get unstuck and quickly move forward with MBD.