Title: In-the-loop validation of fuel cell vehicle control

Authors: Erik Wilhelm; Michael Fowler; Roydon A. Fraser; Matthew Stevens

Addresses: Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen-PSI, CH-5232, Switzerland. ' University of Waterloo, Waterloo, N2L 3G1, Canada. ' University of Waterloo, Waterloo, N2L 3G1, Canada. ' University of Waterloo, Waterloo, N2L 3G1, Canada

Abstract: Advanced powertrain development is accelerated with increased safety using model-based design tools and in-the-loop validation. The effective application of a |Hardware-in-the-Loop| (HIL) and |Software-in-the-Loop| (SIL) simulation system for the development of the safety and hybrid control algorithms for a hydrogen fuel cell hybrid passenger vehicle are described in this work. Models of the powertrain subsystems are assembled from vehicle test data. SIL simulation is used to test initial code integrity and to validate the HIL vehicle models. Battery charging control and hybrid control strategies are tested in HIL and the results are then validated in real-world application.

Keywords: HIL; hardware-in-the-loop; SIL; software-in-the-loop; hybrid control; validation; dynamic modelling; hydrogen fuel cells; hydrogen; real-time simulation; battery charging control; safety; rationality; vehicle control; powertrains; passenger vehicles; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPT.2011.042766

International Journal of Powertrains, 2011 Vol.1 No.2, pp.162 - 178

Received: 05 Jul 2010
Accepted: 03 May 2011

Published online: 26 Feb 2015 *

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