JACIII Vol.21 No.2 pp. 266-270
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2017.p0266

Short Paper:

An MPC Control System for Onboard Ultracapacitors with Maximum Current Constraint

Rong Zhou, Zhiwu Huang, Heng Li, Jun Peng, and Yu Song

School of Information Science and Engineering, Central South University
Changsha 410075, China

July 7, 2016
November 8, 2016
Online released:
March 15, 2017
March 20, 2017
ultracapacitor, MPC, charge, extended interior point, Kalman filter

This study proposes model predictive control (MPC) for onboard ultracapacitors for light rail vehicles using a maximum current constraint. In this study, a Kalman filter is used to estimate the system states. Compared to the PID controller, the MPC-based charging control strategy can solve the maximum current limit problem because it converts the charging problem to an optimization one. Simulation and experiments are carried out to demonstrate the effectiveness of the method.

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