Electric Vehicles
Power Electronics Interfaces for Microrobotic Applications
Investigation, Simulation and Analyses of a new Powertrain for Genovation's G2
Ocean-Wave Energy Conversion
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Ultra-Compact SiC based Onboard Charger for EVs
Energy Harvesting from Human Motion

Integrated Power Electronic Topologies for Hybrid electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

The research group at EHREL is investigating a Novel Integration of AC/DC Charger and DC/DC Converter for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles. The proposed plug-in conversion is based on add-on of high energy battery, which can leave current HEV power system unmodified, and battery voltage is supposed to be relatively lower than voltage of traction motor system of HEV. The design, optimization, and testing of the advanced bi-directional converter, which integrates individual AC/DC and two DC/DC converters in one topology, for PHEV applications is being explored. The proposed converter topology will provide lower cost, smaller system, much higher fuel economy via charging the battery installed on the vehicle through outlet charging as well as regenerative braking, and better system performance in compare to conventional PHEVs. This project is supported through NSF.

Integrated bi-directional power electronic converter for PHEVs