Modular Multilevel Series Parallel Converter (MMSPC) Derived from Brain Stimulation Technology Demonstrated as an Effective Method of Improving the Safety and Efficiency of BEV Battery Packs

A group of researchers at Duke University lead, interestingly enough, by a psychiatry professor Stefan M. Goetz, have developed a battery management system based on brain stimulation technology which they call a modular multilevel series parallel converter (MMSPC). This converter allows large battery packs to be dynamically rewired in various series-parallel configurations, generating a wide range of output voltage levels. This control architecture can reduce the battery pack system losses by more than 20% and greatly enhance the operational safety.

Oct 30, 2017

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