Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of Hybrid Vehicle Motor Drives at Ford Motor Company

Publication date : Oct 2010
Paper File : VPPC_2010-95-27745-final.pdf

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Linxiang Sun, Ji Wu, Christian Dufour,


This paper describes the usage of Hardware-In-the-Loop technologies at Ford Motor Company for the development of hybrid vehicle cars. At the heart of these HIL tests are models of electric motor drives. Several challenges exist in executing these models in real-time, especially in faulty or uncontrolled modes. This paper describes the key features of these drive models, as well as examples of HIL tests conducted with these models by Ford Motor Company.