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A ROS-Based Energy Management System for a Prototype Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle

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Intelligent Systems and Robotics Laboratory, School of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, 73100 Chania, Greece
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School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, 73100 Chania, Greece
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School of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, 73100 Chania, Greece
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Academic Editors: Juan Pérez Torreglosa and Pablo García Triviño
Energies 2021, 14(7), 1964; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14071964
Received: 18 February 2021 / Revised: 18 March 2021 / Accepted: 26 March 2021 / Published: 1 April 2021
The automotive industry has been rapidly transforming and moving further from internal combustion engines, towards hybrid or electric vehicles. A key component for the successful adoption of the aforementioned approach is their Energy Management Systems (EMSs). In the proposed work, we describe in detail a custom EMS, with unique characteristics, which was developed and installed in a hydrogen-powered prototype vehicle. The development of the EMS was based on off-the-shelf components and the adoption of a Robot Operating System (ROS), a meta-operating system developed for robotic-oriented applications. Our approach offers soft real-time control and the ability to organize the controller of the EMS as a straightforward and comprehensive message system that provides the necessary inter-process communication at the core of the EMS control procedure. We describe in detail the software-based implementation and validate our approach through experimental results obtained while the prototype was racing in a low-energy consumption competition. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy management; energy harvesting; finite state machine; hybrid power systems; hybrid electric vehicles; ROS; supercapacitors energy management; energy harvesting; finite state machine; hybrid power systems; hybrid electric vehicles; ROS; supercapacitors
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Piperidis, S.; Chrysomallis, I.; Georgakopoulos, S.; Ghionis, N.; Doitsidis, L.; Tsourveloudis, N. A ROS-Based Energy Management System for a Prototype Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle. Energies 2021, 14, 1964. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14071964

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Piperidis S, Chrysomallis I, Georgakopoulos S, Ghionis N, Doitsidis L, Tsourveloudis N. A ROS-Based Energy Management System for a Prototype Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle. Energies. 2021; 14(7):1964. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14071964

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Piperidis, Savvas; Chrysomallis, Iason; Georgakopoulos, Stavros; Ghionis, Nikolaos; Doitsidis, Lefteris; Tsourveloudis, Nikos. 2021. "A ROS-Based Energy Management System for a Prototype Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle" Energies 14, no. 7: 1964. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14071964

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