Research Article, J Electr Eng Electron Technol Vol: 7 Issue: 3
Implementation of an Energy Management in DSPACE for a Fuel Cell -Ultracapacitor Vehicle
*Corresponding Author : Mansour A
Department of Electrical Engineering Laboratory research LISI, ENSIT, Av. Taha Hussein Montfleury-1008, Tunis- Tunisia
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Received: July 24, 2018 Accepted: August 10, 2018 Published: August 17, 2018
Citation: Mansour A, Hajer M, Faouzi B, Jamel G (2018) Implementation of an Energy Management in DSPACE for a Fuel Cell-Ultracapacitor Vehicle. J Electr Eng Electron Technol 7:3. doi: 10.4172/2325-9833.1000166
This article presents an energy management of an electric hybrid vehicle using a fuel cell (FC) as the primary energy source and an ultracapacitor (UC) as the auxiliary source. Both energy sources are characterized by a low voltage which is generally not sufficient to be exploited on electrical vehicle. Consequently, using a power converter is required to interface the energy source to the DC bus. For the energy management strategy, it is used to determine the converter current of each source so as to share accurately the power between the two electrical sources, according to the requested power (Traction or braking) and the state of charge of supercapacitor. The proposed method has the capability to minimize the hydrogen consumption and increase the fuel cell time. The suggested algorithm is applied to for the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) and. implemented in dspace controller. Simulation and experimental results prove the significant reduction of the hydrogen.