I am involved in a project where we have a diesel engine that has a permanent magnet DC generator attached directly to the fly wheel. We need to implement a control scheme for this generator set. The generator is going to be installed in a hybrid vehicle. At the moment we have a simulink model of the engine that captures the dynamic performance, and we also have a model of the PM machine.
We will be laying a power demand on the generator set and I am investigating the different methods that could be used to get the generator set to achieve the desired power demand. What about this - power control of the engine, with an inner speed control loop, based on engine lookup tables? Then just let the generator control electronics worry about delivering the power required?
I am wondering if anyone out there can point me to some previous work in this area or could possibly offer some advice from their own experiences.
Thanks in advance,