A flexible and wearable energy harvester with an efficient and fast-converging analog MPPT

Taiyang Wu, Md Shamsul Arefin, Doron Shmilovitz, Jean Michel Redoute, Mehmet Rasit Yuce

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Abstract

This paper presents a flexible energy harvesting system with an analog maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm that operates using the output current. The proposed MPPT circuit is simplified as only one parameter needs to be measured and is implemented by fully analog design. Simulation and experiment results validate that the proposed MPPT algorithm has a tracking efficiency of 93.7% with a fast converging speed. The energy harvesting system is implemented and tested with a flexible solar panel, and thus can be used in wearable devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BioCAS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages336-339
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509029594
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event12th IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BioCAS 2016 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 17 Oct 201619 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BioCAS 2016

Conference

Conference12th IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BioCAS 2016
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period17/10/1619/10/16

Keywords

  • Flexible energy harvesting
  • SEPIC converter
  • analog MPPT
  • photovoltaic

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