Note: this function is available to work on full-time, as well as part-time.
With this project, you will work on a Battery Management System (BMS) that uses active balancing to level the state of charge of cells at high rates, suiting our fast-charging battery pack.
At InMotion, we have a unique use-case in electric endurance racing that requires an active balancing design that is fast, efficient and small. Something that is not yet on the market but is actively being discussed in research papers. Therefore, this project requires us to delf deep into the fundamentals of electronics and converter design and work together with established companies to solve issues at the edge of our current capabilities. Instead of combining existing components, you will help create a system from the ground up that allow batteries to be used in a more sustainable way. With this project, you will directly contribute to the mission of InMotion by inspiring the automotive sector towards a greener future, while at the same time work in a motivated team of fellow engineering studies to push the boundaries in the field of Electrical Engineering.
You will be tasked with translating a functional overview into schematics based on associated datasheets. You will actively communicate within a team to make sure certain requirements and functionalities will be met. This process will first occur for the BMS slave, connecting sensors, logic chips, switching circuits, power electronics and communication into one design. Once the first iteration is ready, you will translate this design into a PCB with the help of experts from external companies specialized in this field.
The next step will be extensive testing, where you will work together in a team to make sure software and hardware work well together. In this process you will have the freedom to make several revisions on your design and experiment with different approaches in the real life application.
After the slave design has been validated, you will go on design the master. This process will start with a similar approach but will be more focused on establishing a modular design, focusing on making a fully functional system that has the opportunity to be further expanded on.
What are we looking for?
HBO or WO student
Full-time (40 hours per week) or Part-time available (at least 16 hours per week) for (a part of) the period 01/01/2024-01/09/2024
At least 2 years of experience in an electrical engineering related study
You should be able to work with or want to learn working with KiCad or (preferably) Altium designer
You should be able to understand datasheets and how to make your own schematics
You should be able to translate schematics into PCBs
You should have a solid understanding of hardware components and their practical implementations
You should be problem solving and have an creative engineering mindset
You want to translate your knowledge on electronic circuits into a real application
What do you get back?
The perfect opportunity to get practical experience in the field of electrical engineering
The chance to innovate a new system that does not exist yet
A unique time where you work with a group of ambitious students towards one goal
A diverse team with whom you often do fun things
The chance to build a network within the automotive world
The perfect opportunity to complement your CV with this work experience
The opportunity to follow different trainings offered by our partners
Enough freedom, but also set goals to make your year together with your team a success
Interested in joining InMotion but still have some questions? Send an email to email@example.com to plan a coffee talk with one of our members! Or do you already know for sure you want to be an engineer for InMotion? Then fill in the vacancy form!