ProtoDrive: An Experimental Platform for Electric Vehicle Energy Scheduling and Control

This project is developing Protodrive, an experimental platform enabling rapid prototyping and simulation of electric vehicle powertrains. The powertrain is modeled at the small-scale in hardware, making it low-cost and compact enough to fit on a desk. It consists of a physical model of an electric vehicle powertrain coupled to an active dynamometer, making it possible to run the powertrain through its full speed and torque range. The fact that this system has been constructed in hardware allows it to capture intricacies in vehicle operation that may be missed by simulation in software alone.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Ehrlichman, Courtney

  • Performing Organizations:

    Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center

    Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mangharam, Rahul

  • Start Date: 20120100
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20121200
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34168

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01481198
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: May 11 2013 12:54AM