This load processing device offers power up to 125 kW, with a voltage range of 8 to 445 VDC and a current range of ±530 ADC. ABS-150 can emulate a wide range of powertrain components, enabling the testing of individual components, battery pack, energy storage device, or partial drivetrain accurately and realistically, allowing true hardware-in-the-loop testing. It can be used for a wide range of charge/discharge tests and development activities associated with advanced batteries, fuel cells, ultra capacitors, hybrid energy systems, electric motors, generators, and powertrain components.
This custom-ordered large isothermal calorimetery device includes an elliptical chamber with dimensions of 650 mm major axis, 500 mm minor axis and 500 mm height which allows thermal measurement of single batteries as well as battery modules. The proposed system enables specific heat capacity measurements and features a maximum sensitivity of 0.005°C/min; operating temperature range up to 200°C; dynamic range 50 mW to 30 W; sub-ambient operation temperature range from -40 to -70°C.
This device has the capability to perform high precision nano, micro, and macro hardness and elasticity modulus measurements for a wide range of materials and surfaces including: thin films, polymers, metals, plastics, coatings and substrates.
This flow visualization equipment will enable velocity measurements and particle tracing in mini-, micro-, and nano-channels and other microfluidic (lab-on-chip) devices, porous media, gas diffusion layers (GDLs), micro/nanofluidic fuel cells, and compact heat exchangers.
This custom-designed testbed enables characterization of a complete array of convective transport parameters including: pressure drop (friction factor), permeability (both single and multi-phase), and convective heat transfer coefficients. It also includes state-of-the-art laboratory-scale fuel cell testing capabilities for small-scale micro/nanofluidic and PEM fuel cell devices.
This variable speed 1200 CFM airflow test chamber covers a flow range of 1.5 to 1200 CFM. The wind tunnel includes straighteners, calibrated nozzles for flow measurement, manual blast gate and a variable speed auxiliary blower.
This stylus type surface profilometer allows measuring a complete range of surface roughness characteristics that are required in interfacial transport analyses.
This custom-designed facility enables accurate measurements of thermal conductivity and thermal contact resistance of a wide variety of materials (porous media, polymers, metals, thermal interstitial materials, thin films, PCBs, layered structures, etc) under various compressive loads in gaseous environment (from vacuum to pressurized gases). The testbed includes vacuum chamber, loading mechanism, load cell, thermocouples, chiller, and DAQ.
This humidifier chamber is a compact and automatically operating unit to control the humidity, flow rate, and temperature of a gas flow. The device is suitable for flow rates in the range of 0 to 250 liters per minute, and pressures from vacuum up to 20 bar (gage).
This is a large-scale ultra-cold temperature and humidity chamber with an interiaor voluem of 32 cu. ft. (900 Liters), temperature range of -70 to 180°C (-94 to 356°F), and relative humidity range of 10% - 98%. With its unique 'forward looking' algorithms, electronic expansion valves for faster ramping, and improved refrigeration system this environmental chamber features better stabilization and energy savings.
This IR camera can be used for capturing and recording thermal distribution and variations in real time, enabling accurate measurement of heat patterns, dissipation, leakage, and other temperature factors in a wide range of thermal management systems.
This software controls the power processing unit (ABC-150) for cycle tests on battery modules, and logging detailed test data. Each test can be configured using custom scripts to set safety limits and exercise the battery module as desired. The Emerald Software Suite also uses a 32-channel 16-bit Greenlight Data Acquisition System (DAQ) to monitor battery voltages and temperatures for data logging and for safety. The software operates as a battery management system (BMS) to ensure all monitored parameters are within the allowable limits.