The problem of achieving maximum system efficiency through near-optimal supervisory control (or system power management) in mobile off-highway machines is a theoretically challenging problem. It has been tackled for the first time in this work for displacement-controlled (DC) hydraulic hybrid multi-actuator machines such as excavators, through a two-part publication. In Part I, the theoretical aspects of this problem were outlined, supported by simulations of the theoretically optimal supervisory control (relying on dynamic programming) as well as a novel, implementable rule-based supervisory control strategy (designed to replicate theoretically optimal results). In Part II of the publication, the world's first prototype hydraulic hybrid excavator using throttle-less DC actuation is described, together with machine implementation of the novel supervisory control strategy proposed in Part I. The design choice, or set of component sizes implemented on the prototype, was driven by an optimal sizing study that was previously done. Measurement results from implementation of two different supervisory control strategies are also presented and discussed—the first, a conservative, suboptimal strategy that commanded a constant engine speed and proved that drastic engine downsizing can be performed in excavator and similar applications. The second strategy implemented was the novel, near-optimal rule-based strategy (or the “minimum-speed” strategy) proposed in Part I that exploited all available system degrees-of-freedom, by commanding the minimum-required engine speeds (to meet DC actuator flow requirements) at every instant in time. While the actual engine was not downsized on the prototype excavator, both the single-point and minimum-speed strategies showed that for the aggressive, digging cycles that such machines are typically used for, the DC hydraulic hybrid architecture enables engine operation at or near 50% of maximum engine power without loss of productivity. As described in Part I, actually downsizing the engine by 50% with use of the near-optimal, minimum-speed strategy will enable significant gains in efficiency (in terms of grams of fuel consumed) over standard valve-controlled architectures (55%) as well as DC nonhybrid architectures (25%) in cyclical operation.

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