June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Electrical and Computer
22.771.1 - 22.771.16
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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