Electric Propulsion System for the Shell Eco-marathon PureChoice Vehicle: Controlling the lights and alternative storage devices such as batteries and supercapacitors
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This report is divided into six main chapters. It starts off with an introductory chapter explaining the different propulsion strategies that have been considered during the last semester, and the final propulsion system that has been decided upon. The final propulsion strategy has several demands when it comes to components that have to be implemented and what type of components they should be. The main purpose for me in this project was therefore to meet these demands. Main demands for me were to demonstrate different possibilities when it comes to controlling the lights in the PureChoice vehicle, and to make sure the vehicle had enough energy stored in alternative storage devices in order to have a fully functioning system when it comes to driving the vehicle and managing the safety system onboard. The report continues with five individual chapters explaining how these demands were solved and which components that have been considered and implemented in the final vehicle. All off the chapters start of with an introduction about the topic at hand. They then continue with an explanation about the different components used in the vehicle, and reasoning for why exactly these components were chosen. In order to determine how the components would function in the final propulsion system, laboratory tests were performed on all the involved parts, and these laboratory tests are described at the end of all the chapters. This report includes both theoretical calculations and practical solutions.