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Bulk Force In A Battery Pack And Its Application To State Of Charge Estimation

United States Patent Application

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There is disclosed an electrical device including a battery pack, a pressure sensor for measuring a volume change of the battery pack, a voltage sensor in electrical communication with a positive terminal and a negative terminal of the battery pack, a temperature sensor positioned in a cell of the battery pack, and a battery management system. The battery management system includes a controller in electrical communication with the pressure sensor, the voltage sensor, and the temperature sensor, the controller being configured to execute a program stored in the controller to determine a state of charge percentage of the battery pack based on a pressure reading from the pressure sensor, a terminal voltage reading from the voltage sensor, and a temperature reading from the temperature sensor.
Stefanopoulou, Anna G. (Ann Arbor, MI), Mohan, Shankar Narayan (Ann Arbor, MI), Kim, Youngki (Ann Arbor, MI), Siegel, Jason B. (Ann Arbor, MI)
14/ 839,096
August 28, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under number DE-AR0000269 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.