Safer Batteries via Active Fault Tolerant Control

Ying Shi, Kandler Smith, Satadru Dey, Munmun Khanra

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Safety remains a critical technological barrier for Lithium-ion batteries. Besides safer battery materials, intelligent battery management can be the key to safer batteries. Motivated by this scenario, we propose an active fault tolerant control scheme which can potentially improve battery safety. Essentially, we focus on battery internal thermal faults which may lead to thermal runaway, and design a control scheme to alleviate such fault effect at an early stage. The control scheme consists of a fault tolerant control algorithm coupled with a fault and state co-estimator. A multi-objective optimal control technique has been used to design the control algorithm whereas an unknown state-input co-estimation approach is used for the fault and state estimator. Finally, simulation studies illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed control scheme.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Event2019 American Control Conference, ACC 2019 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 10 Jul 201912 Jul 2019


Conference2019 American Control Conference, ACC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 American Automatic Control Council.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5400-72295


  • battery safety
  • fault control
  • fault detection


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