Highly dynamic multiphase wide-bandgap DC-DC converter for automotive active suspension systems

Deru Song, Kurt Schwaiger, Christian Korte, Christian Stark, Till Luetje, Malte Jaensch, Stefan Goetz

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Abstract

In order to enable dynamic driving while increasing both safety and comfort, active suspension systems can minimize or completely eliminate roll movements in the vehicle body. Active electrical roll stabilization can provide high dynamics to compensate roll movement during cornering while rapidly compensating road irregularities. Whereas battery-stabilized 48 V systems provide sufficient power and speed to source the required highly dynamic current of existing roll stabilizers, such 48 V energy storages in addition to a standard 12 V battery increase weight and cost. We present a highly dynamic DC/DC converter to eliminate the 48 V battery. The bidirectional 12 V/48 V converter uses a mixed feed-forward/feed-back design to deal with both rapid 48 V load changes as well as fluctuations of the 12 V supply caused by typical 12 V loads and the generator. Latest wide-bandgap semiconductors in a multiphase topology enable the high required speed and efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 3rd International Future Energy Electronics Conference and ECCE Asia, IFEEC - ECCE Asia 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages528-533
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509051571
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd IEEE International Future Energy Electronics Conference and ECCE Asia, IFEEC - ECCE Asia 2017 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 3 Jun 20177 Jun 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE 3rd International Future Energy Electronics Conference and ECCE Asia, IFEEC - ECCE Asia 2017

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE International Future Energy Electronics Conference and ECCE Asia, IFEEC - ECCE Asia 2017
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period3/06/177/06/17

Keywords

  • DC-DC
  • Wide-bandgap
  • active suspension
  • automotive
  • highly dynamic
  • multiphase

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