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Title: Propulsion system for a motor vehicle using a bidirectional energy converter

Abstract

A motor vehicle propulsion system includes an electrical energy source and a traction motor coupled to receive electrical energy from the electrical energy source. The system also has a first bus provided electrical energy by the electrical energy source and a second bus of relatively lower voltage than the first bus. In addition, the system includes an electrically-driven source of reaction gas for the electrical energy source, the source of reaction gas coupled to receive electrical energy from the first bus. Also, the system has an electrical storage device coupled to the second bus for storing electrical energy at the lower voltage. The system also includes a bidirectional energy converter coupled to convert electrical energy from the first bus to the second bus and from the second bus to the first bus.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Toledo, OH
  2. Livonia, MI
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ford Motor Company, Detroit, MI (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872739
Patent Number(s):
US 5998885
Assignee:
Ford Global Technologies, Inc. (Dearborn, MI)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-94CE50389
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
propulsion; motor; vehicle; bidirectional; energy; converter; electrical; source; traction; coupled; receive; bus; provided; relatively; voltage; addition; electrically-driven; reaction; gas; storage; device; storing; convert; traction motor; energy converter; device coupled; reaction gas; motor vehicle; storage device; electrical energy; energy source; motor coupled; electrical storage; receive electrical; vehicle propulsion; /307/180/318/

Citation Formats

Tamor, Michael Alan, and Gale, Allan Roy. Propulsion system for a motor vehicle using a bidirectional energy converter. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Tamor, Michael Alan, & Gale, Allan Roy. Propulsion system for a motor vehicle using a bidirectional energy converter. United States.
Tamor, Michael Alan, and Gale, Allan Roy. Fri . "Propulsion system for a motor vehicle using a bidirectional energy converter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872739.
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title = {Propulsion system for a motor vehicle using a bidirectional energy converter},
author = {Tamor, Michael Alan and Gale, Allan Roy},
abstractNote = {A motor vehicle propulsion system includes an electrical energy source and a traction motor coupled to receive electrical energy from the electrical energy source. The system also has a first bus provided electrical energy by the electrical energy source and a second bus of relatively lower voltage than the first bus. In addition, the system includes an electrically-driven source of reaction gas for the electrical energy source, the source of reaction gas coupled to receive electrical energy from the first bus. Also, the system has an electrical storage device coupled to the second bus for storing electrical energy at the lower voltage. The system also includes a bidirectional energy converter coupled to convert electrical energy from the first bus to the second bus and from the second bus to the first bus.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/872739}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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