Special Issue "Battery Management Systems"
A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017)
A complete battery system may be comprised of many hundreds of individual cells (connected in series or parallel), cell interconnects, safety devices, control electronics, energy balancing circuits, high voltage and low voltage cabling, and thermal management. Manufacturing tolerances, coupled with demanding duty-cycles and a heterogeneous environment, in particular the presence of thermal differences within the battery system, results in significant variations in the rate of cell degradation and the energy distribution amongst the cells. Within the field of battery system design and integration, a key enabling technology is the design of the Battery Management System (BMS). The term BMS has come to encompass a broad spectrum of control and monitoring functions that collectively: (a) integrate the high voltage battery within the complete control architecture of the larger system (e.g., an electric vehicle), (b) manage the availability of power and energy from the battery, and (c) manage the ancillaries that are integrated within the complete battery system.
The aim of this Special Issue of Batteries is to explore recent advances highlighting new innovations in BMS design, analysis and implementation.
Dr. James Marco
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- the design, verification and implementation of enhanced algorithms for battery control and monitoring, including:
- state of charge (SOC)
- state of health (SOH)
- state of power (SOP)
- state of function (SOF)
- integration of active charge balancing algorithms within the BMS
- battery diagnostic and prognostic functions
- battery system thermal management
- the use of model-based design and verification methods to improve functionality and the efficiency of the development process.
- the impact and analysis of different battery pack design options and hardware architectures on the operation of the BMS
- the use of novel sensing methods to enhance BMS operation
- functional safety within the context of BMS design and verification
- the role of the BMS for extending battery pack functionality and service life (e.g., 2nd-life and vehicle-2-grid operation)