Reuse of hybrid car power systems
Author(s)Kirkby, Nicholas (Nicholas J.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
James L. Kirtley Jr.
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Used hybrid car power systems are inexpensive and capable of tens of kilowatts of power throughput. This paper documents a process for using the second generation Toyota Prius inverter module to drive a three phase permanent magnet synchronous motor/generator from Ford hybrid vehicle. A lightweight housing and a rotor position sensor for the motor/generator are constructed to allow it to be used outside of the original bulky transaxle. Field oriented control is implemented on a microcontroller which interfaces with the motor/generator and the Prius inverter module. The motor, inverter, and controller are installed on a demonstration vehicle for the purpose of load testing.
Thesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2015.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 37).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology