Delft Hyperloop is a student team of 37 students from the Technical University of Delft.
We spent a full-time year on the design and production of the hyperloop pod, ATLAS 01. With this pod, we participated in the third SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Delft Hyperloop also participated in the first hyperloop pod competition and won this competition with the highest score on the sum of all categories.
The competition of this year was a little bit different. The only goal of this year was: top speed!
This also meant that every pod needed to have his own energy source and propulsion system. We decided to go for a high voltage battery and an electromotor.
The high voltage battery is designed and built in-house. The battery consists of a 180S4P lithium polymer battery. This battery is designed to be able to deliver 200kW of power at a maximum voltage of 750VDC.
Because this battery consists of a lot of dangerous batteries, a battery management system (BMS) was needed to keep everything safe and under control.