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T2: Powertrain Control Software Validation and Continuous Testing - VPPC 2022

T2: Powertrain Control Software Validation and Continuous Testing

Instructor: Ivan Celanovic – Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Office for Typhoon HIL Inc.

Abstract: The two most challenging Hardware in the Loop (HIL) testing applications in the Electric Vehicle (EV) domain are motor drives and battery chargers. Developing and testing control software for these power converters are challenging due to: high switching frequency, new wide-bandgap semiconductors, highly nonlinear motors, new topologies, and their safety critical role.

To enable comprehensive HIL testing of EV power electronics controllers under all the operating conditions, including faults, it is necessary to use high-fidelity plant models able to capture all the relevant real-world phenomena. These include semiconductor power losses (including switching and conduction losses), on-state voltage drops and switching delays, heat-sink thermal models, motor nonlinearities including spatial harmonics, inter-winding short circuits etc.


Instructor bio:  Dr. Ivan Celanovic is Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) of Typhoon HIL Inc., and Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies. His passion is developing, transitioning, and commercializing new and disruptive energy technologies with focus on future grid, e-Mobility, renewables, and energy storage.  He is particularly passionate about transitioning fundamental research from a lab to commercial world. Dr. Celanovic has published over 80 journal publications, 5 patents, and two book chapters. He holds an Sc.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, an M.Sc. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Diploma Engineer degree from the University of Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia, all in electrical engineering and computer science.