Simulation Assignment


The simulation assignment is a basic simulation exercise that ensures ECE 445 students in the online section understand how to simulate their circuits in order to test and validate them without being in the lab. Students must have a recent version of EAGLE installed on their computer. The details of the simulation assignment can be found in the assignment sheet.

We have also provided a detailed tutorial to help students get off the ground simulating basic circuits with the SPICE tool built into EAGLE.

Requirements and Grading

The simulation assignment is worth 10 points and is graded via inspection by a TA. This will happen during a live demo over zoom in office hours.

Submission and Deadlines

The completed simulation must be presented to a TA before the deadline listed on the Course Calendar.

Low Cost Distributed Battery Management System

Logan Rosenmayer, Daksh Saraf

Low Cost Distributed Battery Management System

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Members: Logan Rosenmayer (Rosenma2), Anthony Chemaly(chemaly2)

The goal of this project is to design a low cost BMS (Battery Management System) system that is flexible and modular. The BMS must ensure safe operation of lithium ion batteries by protecting the batteries from: Over temperature, overcharge, overdischarge, and overcurrent all at the cell level. Additionally, the should provide cell balancing to maintain overall pack capacity. Last a BMS should be track SOC(state of charge) and SOH (state of health) of the overall pack.

To meet these goals, we plan to integrate a MCU into each module that will handle measurements and report to the module below it. This allows for reconfiguration of battery’s, module replacements. Currently major companies that offer stackable BMSs don’t offer single cell modularity, require software adjustments and require sense wires to be ran back to the centralized IC. Our proposed solution will be able to remain in the same price range as other centralized solutions by utilizing mass produced general purpose microcontrollers and opto-isolators. This project carries a mix of hardware and software challenges. The software side will consist of communication protocol design, interrupt/sleep cycles, and power management. Hardware will consist of communication level shifting, MCU selection, battery voltage and current monitoring circuits, DC/DC converter all with low power draws and cost. (uAs and ~$2.50 without mounting)