Design and Implementation of an IoT-controlled DC-DC Converter
2013 (English)In: 2013 Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability, SustainIT 2013, IEEE , 2013, 6685199- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In line with the shift towards renewable energy, small-scale solar panels have become commonly available. Solar panels are intermittent energy sources producing direct current, and DC-DC converters are needed to convert between different voltage levels, both for different power loads and for storing energy. DC-DC converters typically have a very limited functionality and are statically configured for specific voltage levels. In this paper, we propose a new generation of flexible DC-DC converters with software and communication support (through Contiki and CoAP) for remote power monitoring and control. We present a prototype design and implementation of a DC-DC converter including a microprocessor, a lean operating system, and networking support. With such a DC-DC converter, controlled over the Internet, we can address various types of power and energy related issues and advance the state-of-the-art of green networked applications.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2013. 6685199- p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-142596DOI: 10.1109/SustainIT.2013.6685199ISI: 000330731100013ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84893275298ISBN: 978-390188256-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-142596DiVA: diva2:704050
3rd International Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability, SustainIT 2013; Palermo; Italy; 30 October 2013 through 31 October 2013
QC 201403112014-03-112014-03-072014-03-11Bibliographically approved