Keywords microcontroller systems, electric motors, electrically powered vehicles, battery technology, braking systems, fuzzy software
Start Date: To be announced / Duration: 24 months
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The basic issue to be addressed by the OMI-FEM project is energy recovery during braking cycles by using the electric motor as a generator. A system for global energy control for electric vehicles will be developed. Currently solutions only exist for battery cell managers, on-board chargers, electric motor control and braking systems. A global approach requires these subsystems to be integrated into an embedded system with respect to hardware as well as software.
Some current subsystem software employs fuzzy algorithms for performance reasons. Because of this the development of embedded systems is a challenging task, as no efficient fuzzy software development tools yet exist capable of addressing these kind of embedded fuzzy software requirements.
To solve these problems, a coherent approach for software, hardware and components will be implemented in the project, based on a unified microcontroller architecture for all subsystems and encompassing a unified fuzzy coprocessor, optimised for cost and performance; an efficient car communication network; enhancements of fuzzy software development tools for use with embedded systems; and improvements and optimisation of subsystem application software.
Further information about FEM is available from the FEM home page.
Dr. Lothar Schrader
Semiconductor Division HL MCB
D - 81617 München
tel: + 49 / 89 4144 3152
fax: + 49 / 89 4144 4697
SIEMENS - D - C
SYNDESIS - GR - P
CEAC - F - P
THOMSON-CSF - F - P
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHens - GR - A
EZM-VI - A - A
OMI-FEM - 8034, December 1993
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