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HEV Green Mobility Laboratory

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Laboratory Development in ECE

Tagged Division

Electrical and Computer

Page Count

16

Page Numbers

22.771.1 - 22.771.16

DOI

10.18260/1-2--18052

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Mark G. Thompson Kettering University

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Dr. Mark G. Thompson is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Kettering University. He teaches in the areas of electronic design and automotive electronic control. He has been involved in many alternative energy and alternative fueled vehicle research projects including development of power electronic and control interfaces for photovoltaic arrays, hybrid electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles.

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Craig J. Hoff Kettering University

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Dr. Craig J. Hoff is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Kettering University. He teaches in the areas of thermal design, mechanical design, and automotive engineering. His research focuses on sustainable mobility technologies including alternative fuels, fuel cells and hybrid electric vehicles. He is actively involved in the Society of Automotive Engineers and is the faculty advisor for Kettering's Formula SAE race team. Dr. Hoff is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan.

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James Gover Kettering University

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Dr. Gover holds a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico. He is retired from Sandia National Laboratories and has been Professor of electrical engineering at Kettering University for 13 years. His honors include selection as IEEE Fellow and recipient of IEEE Citation of Honor. He has served IEEE in numerous conference positions and as Congressional Fellow and Competitiveness Fellow.

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Allan R. Taylor Kettering University

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Allan Taylor attained his B.S.E.E. degree from Kettering University in Spring 2009 with honors (Magna Cum-Laude) and is a member of Eta Kappa Nu electrical engineering honor society. Allan is currently working on his Master's in Engineering (with concentration in ECE) and has been awarded a full scholarship and assistantship at Kettering University. Allan has had extensive experience with HEV related topics in his undergraduate and graduate coursework and has volunteered time as a Power Electronics & Electrical Drive Train engineer for Kettering's fuel cell formula race car team for which he has been developing computer controls system models. Allan has been selecting equipment for the Green Mobility Laboratory and aiding the design of experiments and simulations for the lab.

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Michelle R. Pomeroy Kettering University

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Michelle Pomeroy attained her B.S.E.E. from Kettering University in June 2002 receiving the Presidents Medal, given to only two percent of each graduating class for professionalism in the workplace, community involvement and participation in professional societies. Since graduation Michelle has received her M.S. in Engineering Management from Oakland University, a Masters Certificate from Villanova University in Project Management and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Kettering University. She worked for Delphi from 1997 to 2009 in various positions, most recently focusing in applications engineering and project management. Michelle is doing project management support activities and assisting with software development for the Green Mobility Laboratory.

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Kevin (Hua) Bai Kettering Univ

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Kevin Bai received B.S. and Ph.D. degree in Department of Electrical Engineering of Tsinghua University., Beijing, China in 2002 and 2007, respectively. He was a post-doc fellow and research scientist in Univ of Michigan-Dearborn, USA, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Now, he is an assistant professor in Department of Electrical and Compurter Engineering, Kettering University, MI, USA. His research interest is the dynamic processes and transient pulsed power phenomena of power electronic devices, including variable frequency motor drive system, high voltage and high power DC/DC converter, renewable energy and hybrid electric vehicles.

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Abstract

HEV Green Mobility LaboratoryThe implementation of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Green Mobility Laboratory to aid in thedevelopment of an innovative and flexible educational program in transportation electrification isdescribed. The high level objectives of the program are: 1) to provide unique and timelyeducational opportunities to undergraduate students as a basis for the advancement oftransportation electrification, and 2) Provide research facilities and opportunities for graduatestudents and faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) that willestablish the future direction of electric transportation for the country and the world. Thisprogram was initiated in response to a request from the State government Academy for GreenMobility and is supported by the US Department of Energy with funds provided by the AmericanRecovery and Reinvestment Act.The Green Mobility Laboratory consists of three open-bench, hybrid electric vehicle drive traincontrol, simulation, and data acquisition systems. The hybrid drive train components on eachbench include a DC power supply / battery pack simulator, bi-directional DC-DC converter, 3-phase DC-AC Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) controlled inverter motor drive, 5 kW permanentmagnet synchronous motor (PMSM), and eddy current dynamometer load. Power and waveformmeasurements are made with a Precision Power Analyzer and PC based data acquisition system.The drive train components and instrumentation are integrated together in a flexible control andsimulation laboratory for utilization in several curricular and research activities. Two newcourses utilizing the Green Mobility Laboratory are being developed for the ECE curriculum 1)Semiconductor Switching: Electrical and Thermal Effects, and 2) Design, Simulation, andControl of Power Electronic Circuits for Electric Vehicle/Hybrid Electric Vehicle/Plug-in HybridElectric Vehicle (EV/HEV/PHEV) Drive Trains (1). Details of the laboratory implementation andutilization within the ECE curriculum focusing on transportation electrification are described.Reference: (1) Design of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle Education Program Based on CorporateNeeds, James E. Gover, Mark G. Thompson, and Craig J. Hoff, Proceedings of IEEE VehiclePower and Propulsion Conference, VPPC2010; #95-94778, September 1-3, 2010, Lille, France.

Thompson, M. G., & Hoff, C. J., & Gover, J., & Taylor, A. R., & Pomeroy, M. R., & Bai, K. H. (2011, June), HEV Green Mobility Laboratory Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18052

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