Hardware-in-the-loop and Software-in-the-loop Testing for Vehicle Power Management

  • Xi Zhang
  • Chris MiEmail author
Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)


Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and software-in-the-loop (SIL) have been widely applied in the development and testing of complex hardware and software systems and components in product development among many industries, notably in the automotive and aerospace engineering. HIL and SIL can substantially lower the cost and time for delivery of a product to market. This chapter will give a description about the application of HIL and SIL for a vehicle power management case, as a guide for readers to design similar systems.


Fuel Cell Pulse Width Modulation Power Demand Electronic Control Unit Boost Converter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Michigan-DearbornDearbornUSA

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