HYHEELSProject ID: 518344
Hybrid High Energy Electrical Storage
Total cost:EUR 4 727 565
EU contribution:EUR 2 635 383
Call for proposal:FP6-2004-HYDROGEN-1See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
The overall goal of HyHEELS is to provide an UltraCap energy storage system for the use in hybrid- and fuel cell vehicles, which satisfies all properties necessary to make an integrative component. Therefore, the development work comprises the optimisation of the electric properties of the basic cap, its combination into scalable modules with integrated power balancing within the modules, power prediction and the communication interface with the drivetrain. The work programme consist of two technical work packages for the development of the UltraCap modules and the UltraCap controller, and a work package concentrating on simulation & modelling as well as on testing & evaluation of the developed hardware. UltraCap modules The goal is the development of an UltraCap module that is suitable for automotive applications, which can be fitted with a controller and is subsequently tested and evaluated in vehicle environment. The main obstacle for the widespread acceptance of UltraCaps is the cost issue. Another focus is the packaging and industrial manufacturing of the modules. UltraCap controller The work is focused on the development of an advanced controller for an UltraCap module, which finally ensures the reliable operation of the module, covering the expected lifetime of over 10 years. The UltraCap Controller is necessary to satisfy the future requirements of all automotive applications. Advanced research, testing & evaluation The goal is to confirm and validate the initial requirements by simulations and modelling. Assessment of added value of the UltraCap with possible applications together with environment impact will be reviewed. On the road testing with several types of existing hybrid vehicles equipped with newly developed UltraCap modules will deliver a validation on vehicle level.
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