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Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey

IJET 2017 Vol.9(4): 269-278 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2017.V9.983

Design of Brake Regeneration Controller and Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Power Supply for a Robot

P. S. Pa, J. H. Shieh, and S. C. Chang
Abstract—This study presents a “design model for regenerative braking control” which will operate in collocation with a “Hydrogen-based Energy” module which in turn is constructed using “Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells and Solar Cells”. These cells that provide a more efficient method of energy usage for a tripedal-robot product, permitting energy to be stored from the brake regeneration process, and providing access to a new energy source that is both environmentally-friendly and clean. The authors use Taguchi’s Method to analyze the “Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Power Supply” and the “Time Ratio Control(TRC)method” Work Module for the Robot. A design model of regenerative braking control in electric motorcycles and an experimental identification is presented to achieve effectively a regenerative current. Simulation and experimental results are effective in tracking the regenerative current command. Evaluating the simulation results could provide valuable data to design and analyze prototypes of the tripedal-robot. The study assembled the proton exchange membrane fuel cell power supply module in the “Tripedal-Robot Product of Hydrogen-based Energy Module-Robot of Hydrogen-based Energy” and observes its operation state. It finds that the robot moved forward smoothly, and indicates that hydrogen can be used for the robot. The platform of the “Tripedal-Robot Product of Hydrogen-based Energy Module-Robot of Hydrogen-based Energy” will also become a design reference for such devices in the engineering and the manufacturing fields and should provide useful options and applications for the commercialization of different industrial robots.

Index Terms—Tripedal-robot, hydrogen-based energy, fuel cells, brake regeneration controller, manufacturing, model simulation.

The authors are with the Department of Digital Content Design and the Graduate School of Toy and Game Design at the National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan (e-mail: myhow@seed.net.tw.)

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Cite: P. S. Pa, J. H. Shieh, and S. C. Chang, "Design of Brake Regeneration Controller and Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Power Supply for a Robot," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 269-278, 2017.

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