Model Migration Neural Network for Predicting Battery Aging Trajectories

Xiaopeng TANG, Kailong LIU*, Xin WANG, Furong GAO*, James MACRO, W. Dhammika WIDANAGE

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)peer-review

135 Citations (Scopus)


An accurate prediction of batteries' future degradation is a key solution to relief the users' anxiety on battery lifespan and electric vehicles' driving range. Technical challenges arise from the highly nonlinear dynamics of battery aging. In this article, a feed-forward migration neural network (NN) is proposed to predict the batteries' aging trajectories. Specifically, a base model that describes the capacity decay over time is first established from the existed battery aging data set. This base model is then transformed by an input-output slope and bias correction (SBC) method structure to capture the degradation of target cell. To enhance the model's nonlinear transfer capability, the SBC model is further integrated into a four-layer NN and easily trained via the gradient correlation algorithm. The proposed migration NN is experimentally verified with four different commercial batteries. The predicted root-mean-square errors (RMSEs) are all lower than 2.5% when using only the first 30% of aging trajectories for NN training. In addition, the illustrative results demonstrate that a small-sized feed-forward NN (down to 1-5-5-1) is sufficient for battery aging trajectory prediction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9028181
Pages (from-to)363-374
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification
Issue number2
Early online date9 Mar 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Project 61433005, in part by the EU funded project under Grant 685716, in part by the Hong Kong Research Grant Council under Grant 16207717, and in part by the Guangdong Scientific and Technological Project under Grant 2017B010120002.

Xiaopeng Tang would like to thank the continuing support from the Guangzhou HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute during the Hong Kong’s unrest and the outbreak of the Covid-19. The institute provides him with not only a safe environment to continue his Ph.D. study, but also a chance to keep contributing to Hong Kong from the perspective of engineering research even in this difficult time.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 IEEE.


  • Aging trajectory prediction
  • electric vehicle
  • lithium-ion battery management
  • model migration
  • neural network (NN)


Dive into the research topics of 'Model Migration Neural Network for Predicting Battery Aging Trajectories'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this