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This webinar shows you how to develop and test battery management systems (BMS).

As the BMS closely monitors and protects a battery during its lifetime, it is vital to thoroughly test its components, such as battery and cell management units (BMU & CMU), firmware, and cell balancing performance for all operating conditions and fault scenarios.

Simulink® provides a single environment for model-based design and testing. It enables developing the BMS and modeling the batteries’ behavior. Speedgoat cell emulation hardware can mimic the behavior of hundreds of battery cells individually, including their electrical and thermal dynamics. The unified solution allows hardware-in-the-loop-based validation of your BMS.

Typical applications include battery electric vehicles (BEV), grid energy storage, consumer electronics, electric ships, and electric aircraft. 

Specific topics covered include: 

  • Modeling of a 48V battery system, including its thermal behavior using Simulink® and Simscape™ Battery™ and running it on cell emulation hardware
  • Model-based design of a battery management system (BMS), including its battery (BMU) and cell management units (CMU)
  • Validating BMS functions, such as fault detection, cell balancing, and state-of-charge estimation
  • Implementation of bus and signal-level communication with a BMS controller
  • Test automation and requirements-based testing using Simulink® Test™.
  • Interactive testing with MATLAB® using custom MATLAB® apps.

The Author

Dr.-Ing. Christoph Hahn

Dr.-Ing. Christoph Hahn
Head of Technical Marketing

Jatin Anand

Jatin Anand
Application Engineer, Speedgoat

Dr. Danielle Chu

Dr. Danielle Chu
Senior Product Marketing Manager - Simscape Battery, MathWorks


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