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Dissertations and Theses

2014

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Run-Time Hev Engine-Generator Power-Speed Optimization For Fuel Consumption And Emissions Reduction, Chester Paul Rowe Ii Dec 2014

Run-Time Hev Engine-Generator Power-Speed Optimization For Fuel Consumption And Emissions Reduction, Chester Paul Rowe Ii

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As fuel economy and emissions standards become more stringent, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) using series architectures are being increasingly explored. Due to the decoupling of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) from the road, the primary control challenge in this architecture is the optimization of an ICE control law. A run-time Genset speed controller is presented for use during the charge-sustaining mode in a Series PHEV to find the optimal operating parameters for a conventional diesel engine coupled to an electric generator in terms of minimized fuel consumption and emissions generation. On board vehicle sensors provide real time data to ...


Development Of A System Architecture For Unmanned Systems Across Multiple Domains, Charles Randall Breingan Jr. Dec 2014

Development Of A System Architecture For Unmanned Systems Across Multiple Domains, Charles Randall Breingan Jr.

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In the unmanned systems industry, there is no common standard for systems components, connections and relations. Such a standard is never likely to exist. Needless to say, a system needs to have the components that are required for the application, however, it is possible to abstract the common functionality out of an individual implementation. This thesis presents a universal unmanned systems architecture that collects all of the common features of an unmanned system and presents them as a set of packages and libraries that can be used in any domain of unmanned system operation. The research and design of the ...


Execution Of A Hybrid Vehicle Controls Development Effort Utilizing Model-Based Design, Hardware-In-The-Loop Testing, Agile Scrum Methods And Requirements Engineering, Derek Simon Bonderczuk Aug 2014

Execution Of A Hybrid Vehicle Controls Development Effort Utilizing Model-Based Design, Hardware-In-The-Loop Testing, Agile Scrum Methods And Requirements Engineering, Derek Simon Bonderczuk

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Modern hybrid vehicles require sophisticated supervisory control systems in order to realize competitive efficiency gains. Processes such as model-based design, HIL simulation and Agile Scrum methods can allow for quicker and less costly development of a complex product. The design of a supervisory control system for a prototype PHEV vehicle was executed with the intent of developing a mule vehicle into a 99% production ready vehicle. The control system design process was carried through from requirements definition to operating parameter optimization of utilizing model-based design, HIL simulation and the Scrum model. A prototype vehicle that has a fully functioning hybrid ...