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Design and implementation of a power management module for a MUAV
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Paper Abstract

The implementation of a photovoltaic and an electronic module that manages the energy improves the flight time and the autonomy performance in an UAV. The module consists in a device that tracking the maximum power point of PV module by a PWM current-voltage regulation to charge a Li-Po battery. Characterization and modeling of crystalline and amorphous solar cells has been made. Our simulation estimates speed of battery charge. As a result, we increase the autonomy of the battery charge which is reflected in a UAV that performs tasks in fewer flights and without human supervision.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2011
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 8112, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems IV, 811210 (13 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894195
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H. Torres-Ortega, Univ. de Guadalajara (Mexico)
G. García-Torales, Univ. de Guadalajara (Mexico)
R. Estrada-Marmolejo, Univ. de Guadalajara (Mexico)
Jorge L. Flores, Univ. de Guadalajara (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8112:
Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems IV
Neelkanth G. Dhere; John H. Wohlgemuth; Kevin W. Lynn, Editor(s)

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