Battery Energy Storage and Management Systems

Submission Deadline: 31 January 2018

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Battery Energy Storage and Management Systems.

Batteries are still performance and cost bottlenecks of many sophisticated mechatronic and energy systems, such as electrified vehicles, portable electronics, and smart grid. In addition to continual progress in chemistries and materials, development of reliable, efficient, and robust battery management system (BMS) has been a top priority and emerging research topic in recent years. Advanced BMS facilitates renewable ways of storing electrical energy from wind and solar energy sources, and expedites a paradigm shift toward a sustainable transportation system. Battery energy storage is sitting at crossroads of chemistry, material, mathematical modeling, and systems engineering, highlighting its multidisciplinary nature.

The main objective of this Special Section in IEEE Access is to provide timely solutions for emerging scientific/technical challenges in battery electrochemistry, material, algorithmic and hardware aspects of BMS design, as well as the related system-level integration and control. Original, high-calibre technical articles as well as state-of-art review and survey papers are encouraged to submit.

Topics of interest of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Battery modelling: equivalent circuit model, electrochemical model, thermal model, and aging model
  • Battery state estimation: State of Charge, State of Health, State of Life, and State of Power Estimation
  • Battery diagnosis, prognosis, and health management (PHM): physics-based, model-based, data-driven, and hybrid approaches
  • Battery electrochemical/material characteristics: cathode, anode, separator, and electrolyte.
  • Battery cell balancing: passive and active balancing methods; cell consistency assessment
  • Battery grouping/packing techniques: architectural analysis, sensor placement, and power electronic aspects
  • Cell heat generation and battery system heat transfer analyses
  • Battery cooling systems and battery thermal management systems (BTMS)
  • Battery charging control
  • Battery impedance spectroscopy: theory, experiment, and applications
  • BMS hardware design and verification
  • System-level integration and control of batteries into electric vehicles and smart grid
  • Battery storage of renewable energy

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Associate Editor: Xiaosong Hu, Chongqing University, China

Guest Editors:

  1. Loïc Boulon, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
  2. Suleiman Sharkh, University of Southampton, UK
  3. Chao Hu, Iowa State University, USA
  4. Nicholas Dane Williard, Schlumberger – Houston, USA
  5. Yinjiao (Laura) Xing, University of Maryland, USA
  6. Rui Xiong, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief:
Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

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