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Work Package 6: Standardized Architecture
The first objective of this work package is to develop a generic, flexible and open BMS architecture – including BMS hardware platforms, software components, and their interfaces – with the aim to increase reusability of components and facilitate the seamless integration of hardware and software modules from different suppliers, while meeting safety requirements and accuracy needs of the specific e-mobility applications.
This goal will be achieved by a multi-layered architectural design, which consists of lower-level layers that interact with and abstract as far as possible from the specific hardware platform, and higher-level layers that define the diverse BMS functional components together with their respective application program interfaces (APIs). The functional components will in particular include the implementation of safety features, real-time battery state-estimation algorithms, user interaction via graphical user interfaces, and the connectivity of the BMS with external infrastructure such as database servers, cloud services, etc., over communication networks.
The second objective of this work package consists of the specification and practical verification of a prototypical technical standard, which aims to unify and establish engineering criteria, methodologies and best practice for the design, manufacture, licensing and operation of Battery Management Systems under the consensus of the consortium’s specialists. This includes a set of requirements, materials, components, systems, regulations and services the developed standard will provide related to form factor, cells interconnections capabilities, interfaces for communication, computation and data processing capability, estimation algorithms, APIs, etc.
The applicability of these results will be verified with the development, construction and application- under the observation of the proposed standard specifications- of different demonstrators which, including a selection of the technologies developed in WP2-WP5 according to their readiness level (TRL), are going to meet the technological requirements of specific e-mobility applications. The selection of these technologies will be made keeping the goal of cost reduction in mind and those which do not add to the total or can be combined in a cost effective way with another, will be favored. Interaction with other proposals which participate within the Horizon 2020 GV8-2015 call is, with this general approach, foreseen.