Sunday , January 23 2022

Efficient Control of Sensorless Hybrid Electric Vehicle Using RBFN Controller

Srikanth RAVIPATI1, Venkatesan MANI2*, Srinivasa Rao YARLAGADDA1
1 Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology & Research, Andhra Pradesh, India,
2 Vignan’s Lara Institute of Technology & Science, Andhra Pradesh, India (*Corresponding Author)

Abstract: In this paper, a Radial Basis Function Network (RBFN) controlled Sensorless Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) using a Brushless DC Motor (BLDC) is presented. In this context, hybrid energy sources (Photovoltaic& Fuel cell) are designed for supplying electrical energy to the HEV. This involves the design of a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) system using a Fuzzy Logic controller (FLC) in order to track the maximum power obtained from hybrid energy sources under various weather conditions. The speed of HEV drives is efficiently controlled by using the RBFN-ANN controller in comparison with sensor based control techniques. The performance of the proposed HEV was tested for two types of controllers, namely the Proportional Integral (PI) and the RBFN-ANN controller. The performance of the system is analysed with respect to the three different load torque conditions. The performance comparison is made in terms of generated torque ripple and speed response. The proposed hybrid electric vehicle using a RBFN-ANN controller is validated through the MATLAB/Simulink environment.

Keywords: RBFN, HEV, Photovoltaic, Fuel cell, FLC MPPT, Sensorless, Speed and Torque ripple.


Srikanth RAVIPATI, Venkatesan MANI, Srinivasa Rao YARLAGADDA, Efficient Control of Sensorless Hybrid Electric Vehicle Using RBFN Controller, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 30(4), pp. 87-97, 2021.