Investigation and validation of methods to implement a two-quadrant battery emulator for power Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation

Nikolaos Daniil, David Drury

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Abstract

When new hardware is developed, it is often convenient to test the prototype in a Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation (HILS). In this technique, the critical parts of the system including the hardware-under-test (HUT) are physically present while the rest of the system is emulated in real time. In this paper, a battery emulator (BE) is implemented to replicate the behaviour of a battery pack in a HILS experiment. For this purpose, a remotely controlled DC power supply is used, combined with external passive elements to allow two-quadrant operation. The emulation fidelity is validated through experimental comparison with a real battery pack under constant and pulsed current loads. These experiments show the importance of the impedance connecting the BE to the HUT and how a poor selection can cause oscillations that would not exist in an experiment with a real battery pack.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 23-26 October 2016, Florence, Italy
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2070-2075
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509034741
ISBN (Print)9781509037469
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Dec 2016
Event42nd Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2016 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 24 Oct 201627 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISSN (Print)1553-572X

Conference

Conference42nd Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2016
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period24/10/1627/10/16

Keywords

  • Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation
  • battery emulator
  • battery modelling
  • voltage response
  • emulation fidelity

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