Switching rule for a bidirectional DC/DC converter in an electric vehicle

Angelica Mendoza-Torres, Nancy Visairo, Ciro Nuñez, Jesus Armenta, Elías Rodríguez, Ilse Cervantes

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© 2018 Elsevier Ltd This paper proposes a switching control strategy (SCS) for a bidirectional DC/DC converter. The aim of this strategy is managing the power that an ultra-capacitor (UC) has to deliver or absorb following a power reference required by the driving cycle ECE-15 of an electric vehicle (EV). For that purpose, the converter is modelled as a switched linear system. Based on hysteresis and logic switching, a switching rule is designed. Necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of the switching rule are established. Simulation and experimental results of a 1 kW converter are shown to demonstrate the feasibility of this strategy.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)108-117
Number of pages10
JournalControl Engineering Practice
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019


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