The Laboratory for Batteries and Storage Systems is responsible for the project management and the built up of the hardware for the Prosumer-Lab project. It organises quarterly meetings, prepares the reports for the SFOE and manages also the financial aspects of the Project. However most of the time has been invested into built up of the test bench.
Modelling and determining the characteristics of electrochemical storage cells therefore is essential for the successful use of electrical storage systems. It is also necessary to develop and test complete battery and energy systems. Therefore, several climate chambers in different sizes and battery charge and discharge units are available in the laboratory of the LBS.
The safe and correct use of electrical storage systems is ensured by battery and energy management systems (BMS and EMS). Among the most important functions of these systems are the monitoring of temperature, voltages and current, maintenance scheduling, optimisation of battery capacity, failure prediction and/or avoidance, as well as the collection and analysis of battery data.
The researchers specialising in battery management systems are also developing efficient and reliable hardware and software for the BMS and EMS. For this they test, develop and validate model-based software algorithms and hardware modules for a wide range of battery applications.