Roadmap for Testing and Validation of Electric Vehicle Communication Standards
AbstractVehicle to grid communication standards are critical to the charge management and interoperability among plug-in electric vehicles (PEV), charging stations and utility providers. The Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the ZigBee Alliance are developing requirements for communication messages and protocols. While interoperability standards development has been in progress for more than two years, no definitive guidelines are available for the automobile manufacturers, charging station manufacturers or utility backhaul network systems. At present, there is a wide range of proprietary communication options developed and supported in industry. Recent work by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), in collaboration with SAE and automobile manufacturers, has identified performance requirements and developed a test plan based on possible communication pathways using power line communication (PLC). Though the communication pathways and power line communication technology options are identified, much work needs to be done in developing application software and testing of communication modules before these can be deployed in production vehicles. This paper presents a roadmap and results from testing power line communication modules developed to meet the requirements of SAE J2847/1 standard.
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Pratt, R.; Tuffner, F.; Gowri, K. Roadmap for Testing and Validation of Electric Vehicle Communication Standards. World Electr. Veh. J. 2012, 5, 1025-1033.
Pratt R, Tuffner F, Gowri K. Roadmap for Testing and Validation of Electric Vehicle Communication Standards. World Electric Vehicle Journal. 2012; 5(4):1025-1033.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pratt, Richard; Tuffner, Francis; Gowri, Krishnan. 2012. "Roadmap for Testing and Validation of Electric Vehicle Communication Standards." World Electr. Veh. J. 5, no. 4: 1025-1033.