A Review of Telemetric Subsystems Tracking Relevant Data in a Solar Powered Car
AffiliationUniversity of Kansas
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CitationGisi, A., Higgins, E., Kellerman, N., Pope, R., & Prebyl, D. (2021). A Review of Telemetric Subsystems Tracking Relevant Data in a Solar Powered Car. International Telemetering Conference Proceedings, 56.
AbstractThe design, manufacturing, and racing of a solar powered electric vehicle demands a large set of synchronized systems all working together. One such system within this set is that which is used to track, record, and interpret important data; primarily to inform the future operation of the vehicle in the pursuit of increased efficiency. Within this paper, The University of Kansas Solar Car Team presents its telemetry system used to actively track the state of Astra, the first generation of Solar Car coming from The University of Kansas. The system is based around a Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus connecting the driver display, Battery Protection System (BPS), Maximum Power Point Trackers (MPPT's), and motor controller. We use 4G LTE-M to transmit collected data from these nodes to Google’s Firebase platform, where we can retrieve and interpret data from a web dashboard outside the car.