Real-time low-level simulation of hybrid vehicle systems for hardware-in-the-loop applications

Marco J. Tavernini, Benjamin A. Niemoeller, Philip T. Krein

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Abstract

A hardware-in-the-loop test bed allows a designer to evaluate hard-to-model aspects of a system component without having to build a complete system. This paper introduces a dynamic real-time electric vehicle simulator with facilities to evaluate a scaled-down battery pack or a traction motor. Key components, such as the drive motor or battery pack, are interfaced with a desktop computer running a real-time vehicle simulation. This setup allows fast evaluation of drivetrain components, direct testing with predetermined drive cycles, detailed evaluation of operational strategies and tradeoffs, and hardware tests of major components. An interface to a scaled-down battery pack was implemented and evaluated. Results are given for two lithium-ion battery packs run through the simulator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication5th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC '09
Pages890-895
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 23 2009
Event5th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC '09 - Dearborn, MI, United States
Duration: Sep 7 2009Sep 10 2009

Publication series

Name5th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC '09

Other

Other5th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC '09
CountryUnited States
CityDearborn, MI
Period9/7/099/10/09

Keywords

  • Hardware-in-the-loop simulation
  • Hybrid electric vehicle
  • Real time simulation
  • Vehicle system simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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