This results in the research focus of the Autotronics Department on:
1. Vehicle control systems with ICE, hybrid HEVs and electric vehicles – design of the HEV and EV energy system. Development and modification of control algorithms for vehicle drive control – powertrain. Design of battery management and secondary energy storage.
2. Research and development of special types of drives and drives: Powerful active PAF filters, LCLC multiresonance transducers, one-way inverters with a minimum of power switches, two-phase el. drives.
3. Development of control algorithms for power semiconductor inverters in photovoltaic systems. Impact studies of the influence of the photovoltial systems on the distribution system.
4. Managing algorithms for industrial and automotive applications – software development for TI, Freescale and Infineon processors. 5. Development of the power part of the small electric power chain – Calculation of energy balance, selection of suitable energy reservoirs, selection of suitable topology, calculation of parameters of individual elements and their arrangement. Simulate Design Verification.
5. Research algorithms for charging state and health state (SOC, SOH) of traction batteries using a microprocessor to calculate SOC and SOH. Comparison of suitable processors and CPU selection. 6. Analysis of Charging and Discharging Sequences of Traction Batteries and their Impact on the Life of Cells – Use of a programmable laboratory source to simulate real-battery deployment in an electric vehicle.
7. Research in the area of DC current disconnectors (currents ≥ 400A). Analysis of the properties of existing solutions for demister (electronic, electromechanical, pyrotechnic).