Accession Number:

ADA346303

Title:

Development of an Auxiliary Power Unit Specification for Medium Duty Series Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. May 95-Feb 98

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TXTARDEC FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY

Report Date:

1998-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

As a part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA program to develop hybrid and electric vehicles, a specification for medium duty auxiliary power units APUs was developed. The scope of this work defines the interface requirements of an APU or range extender for use in series hybrid electric vehicles. Intended applications include medium duty commercial vehicles and buses. For the purposes of this specification an APU is defined as a device that converts a stored source of potential energy to electrical power. The specification addresses safety, environmental, electrical interface, message interface, control, analog interface, and mechanical interface.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE