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Author(s): Ricardo de Castro
Rui Esteves Araújo
Diamantino Freitas
Title: FPGA Based Powertrain Control for Electric Vehicles
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: In this article an FPGA based solution for the advance control of multi-motor EVs was proposed. The design was build around a powertrain IP Core library containing the most relevant functions for the EV operation: motor torque and flux regulation, energy loss minimization and vehicle safety. Due to the parallel, modularity and reconfigurability features of FPGAs, this library can be reused in the development of several control architectures that best suits the EV powertrain configuration (single or multi-motor) and functional requirements. As proof of concept, the powertrain library was employed in the design of minimal control system for a bi-motor EV prototype and implemented in a low cost Xilinx Spartan 3 FPGA. Experimental verification of the control unit was provided, showing reasonable consumption metrics and illustrating the energy benefits from regenerative braking.
Subject: Veículos eléctricos, Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Electric vehicles, Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Engineering and technology::Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Source: Electric Vehicles - Modelling and Simulations
Document Type: Capítulo ou Parte de Livro
Rights: openAccess
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