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Award Abstract #1307228

GOALI: Advanced Silicon Carbide based Novel Hybrid Energy Storage System for Plug-In Electric Vehicles

Div Of Electrical, Commun & Cyber Sys
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Initial Amendment Date: August 28, 2013
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Latest Amendment Date: August 28, 2013
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Award Number: 1307228
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Award Instrument: Standard Grant
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Program Manager: Dimitris Pavlidis
ECCS Div Of Electrical, Commun & Cyber Sys
ENG Directorate For Engineering
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Start Date: September 15, 2013
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End Date: August 31, 2017 (Estimated)
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Awarded Amount to Date: $438,418.00
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Investigator(s): Alireza Khaligh khaligh@ece.umd.edu (Principal Investigator)
Steven Rogers (Co-Principal Investigator)
Andre Tits (Co-Principal Investigator)
Patrick McCluskey (Co-Principal Investigator)
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Sponsor: University of Maryland College Park
3112 LEE BLDG 7809 Regents Drive
COLLEGE PARK, MD 20742-5141 (301)405-6269
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Program Reference Code(s): 1504
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Program Element Code(s): 1504, 1517


Objective: The objective of this program is to develop a novel hybrid energy storage system for electric vehicles. The specific objectives are to: (a) reduce the weight of the energy storage system (composed of high energy-density battery pack, ultracapacitor pack and a DC/DC converter) to less than the weight of a high power-density battery pack alone, while increasing the battery lifetime; (b) implement, develop, and validate this technology on the powertrain of a new electric car.

Intellectual Merit: The intellectual merit is in the design, optimization, power management, thermal management, and validation of the advanced energy storage technology. The underlying foundation behind the proposed research is to provide a transformative solution to overcome current limitations of the batteries, achieved by (a) a SiC based novel converter and (b) a unique decoupled power/energy management strategy to optimally control the system. The project integrates different disciplines such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and applied mathematics, thus fostering multidisciplinary collaborative research.

Broader Impacts: The broader impacts include the highest quality integrated education and research to meet the emerging workforce and educational needs of U.S. energy and transportation industry by educating talented students. It is the intention of the team to broaden the participation of female and minority students in this project through close collaboration with the Maryland LSAMP program. In addition, the team will collaborate with the Baltimore-Washington Electric Vehicle Initiative to educate a broad range of high school and college students in mid-Atlantic region in strategic field of sustainable transportation systems.


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S. Dusmez, A. Khaligh, and A. Hasanzadeh. "A zero-voltage-transition bidirectional three-level DC/DC converter," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, v.62, 2015, p. 3152-3162.

Serkan Dusmez and Alireza Khaligh. "A supervisory power splitting approach for a new ultracapacitor-battery vehicle deploying two propulsion machines," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, v.10, 2014, p. 1960-1971.

Serkan Dusmez, A. Hasanzadeh, and Alireza Khaligh. "Comparative analysis of bidirectional three-level dc-dc converter for battery/ultracapacitor electric vehicles," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, v.62, 2015, p. 3305-3315.

Junyi Shen, Serkan Dusmez, and Alireza Khaligh. "Optimization of sizing and battery cycle life in battery/UC hybrid energy storage system for electric vehicle applications," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, v.vol. 10, 2014, p. 2112-2121.


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