Battery management system for series-hybrid electric shuttle bus


In this paper, a battery management system (BMS) of a lead-acid battery pack for a series hybrid electric vehicle (SHEV) shuttle bus is presented. The BMS is a necessary component for an optimal operation of power-train in the SHEV shuttle bus including for timely detection of an abnormal condition during charging and discharging the battery pack. The presented BMS consists of a central management unit (transmitter) and a user interface unit (receiver). The crucial indicator of the present state of the battery is the state-of-charge (SOC). The function test of the BMS is concentrated on the control of the generator-set under consideration of the state-of-charge which is determined by the open-circuit method combined with the coulomb counting method. The accuracy of the SOC determination was verified by the comparison with the specific gravity method.

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@article{Piboonrujananon2011BatteryMS, title={Battery management system for series-hybrid electric shuttle bus}, author={Teerayut Piboonrujananon and Nisai H. Fuengwarodsakul}, journal={The 8th Electrical Engineering/ Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI) Association of Thailand - Conference 2011}, year={2011}, pages={645-648} }