Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

This Major Qualifying Project (MQP) implements a unique method for battery charging in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) applications. Segmenting the string and charging each section in parallel, more accurately controls the voltage per cell, thereby improving battery life. An electronic switch connects/isolates the batteries and the drive system during the drive/charge modes respectively. A scaled "proof of concept" design will consist of a string of four lead acid batteries, a charger and the electronic switch.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Major

Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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