THE APPLICATION OF DELAY COMPENSATION TO HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP BATTERY SYSTEMS

Open Access
Author:
Chen, Dave
Area of Honors:
Mechanical Engineering
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Sean Brennan, Thesis Supervisor
  • Sean N Brennan, Thesis Supervisor
  • Joel Robert Anstrom, Thesis Supervisor
  • Zoubeida Ounaies, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • Hardware-in-the-loop
  • battery
  • Smith Predictor
  • control system
  • PSAT
  • model
  • delay
  • internet
Abstract:
Hardware-in-the-Loop systems allow researchers to target studies on specific hardware components within a given system in real-time using simulations and mathematical models. This method of research is valuable because it is both time and cost effective. Efforts have been made to extend Hardware-in-the-Loop capabilities over a geographically disperse research environment. However, the effects of time delay due and other disturbances corrupt the integrity of the real-time component within signal transmissions. It is necessary to compensate for latency issues within signal transmission before Hardware-in-the-Loop can be expanded to encompass different geographic locations. In this thesis, delay compensation is applied to a battery Hardware-in-the-Loop system using a Smith Predictor. The Smith Predictor utilizes models of the plant and the disturbance to simulate a delay-free output signal of the system.