Honorable Mention

Stellaris BCU/Battery Module

Marty McLeod

United States

Abstract | Entry

Design flaws in some current lithium-ion systems can be overcome with some additional hardware and the right microprocessor solution. In this creative project, an LM3S9B96 microcontroller is used to implement a battery management controller (BCU) with a safety-certified RTOS with compact and efficient battery monitoring, data reporting, and circuit protection, all in a self-contained battery module assembly.