Control Seminar

Controller Design for Swapping Modularity: Battery Swapping Modularity for PHEVs

A. Galip UlsoyC.D. Mote Jr. Distinguished University Professor and William Clay Ford Professor of ManufacturingUniversity of Michigan, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Changing even a single component (e.g., actuator, sensor, plant component) in a control system may require complete redesign of the controller to meet performance requirements. This can lead to extensive engineering and calibration costs (e.g., as much as 60% in automotive control system development). This research aims to develop methods to design the control system such that the swappable component (e.g., the battery) becomes plug-and-play, with modifications required only to the swappable component, while providing corresponding optimal system performance. Part of the controller that depends on the swappable component is distributed to that module, which then communicates with other modules in the control system over a network. In this talk we present a general method for controller design to achieve component swapping modularity in the context of a specific application: battery-swapping modularity for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).
A. Galip Ulsoy received the Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1979. His research interests are in the dynamics and control of mechanical systems. He has received numerous awards, including the AACC's 1993 O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, the 2003 Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Award from the J. Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control and the 2008 Rufus T. Oldenburger Medal from ASME. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of ASME, SME and IFAC.

Sponsored by

Bosch, Eaton,Ford, GM, The MathWorks, Toyota and Whirlpool