Sub 1V Charge Pump based Micro Scale Energy Harvesting for Low Power Application

Gupta, Akash Kumar (2015) Sub 1V Charge Pump based Micro Scale Energy Harvesting for Low Power Application. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

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Abstract

Harvesting energy from our environment is a promising solution to provide power to wireless sensor network, wearable devices and biomedical implantation. Now a days, usage of battery power system has disappeared because of replacement issues, installation costs every periodic year and the possibility of health hazard in the case of biomedical implants. Considering these issues, energy harvesting proves to be the most feasible and convenient option in the case of wearable devices and biomedical implantation. Hence, we have focused on indoor single solar cell energy harvesting to power ultra-low power load. The tree topology DC-DC converter is used for power management circuit with optimized efficiency. High efficiency is achieved by using ZVT MOSCAP. The power management circuit includes DC-DC converter and feed forward maximum power point tracking algorithm to transfer maximum power from the single solar cell. The system has ultra-low power battery protection and input condition sensor circuit to extend the life of the battery by protecting from overcharging and over discharging. Also, cold start up circuit is used to run the system when battery voltage drains out to zero. The objective of this system to make complete energy harvester unit is to drive wide range of ultra-low power applications. We have driven the ZigBee receiver to validate our system and the system works effectively.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: DC-DC converter, Charge Pump, Battery Management, Protection Circuit, Cold Startup, WSN, TD394
Subjects: Others > Electricity
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2015 05:04
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2015 05:04
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1695
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