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dc.contributor.advisor Ismail, Yehea Rezk, Ahmed Ayman 2015-01-29T09:45:23Z 2017-01-28T22:00:10Z 2015 winter en_US 2015-01-29
dc.description.abstract The tremendous evolution in the electronics industry has provided high performance portable devices. However, the high power demand and the limited capacity of batteries, prevent the devices from operating for a long time without the need of a power outlet. The ease of deploying Photovoltaic (PV) cells close to the device enables the user to harvest energy on the go, and get rid of the conventional power outlets. However, applying the PV power to the electronic devices is not as easy as the plug and play model, due to the unstable output voltage and power of the PV cells. In this thesis, a power management unit is proposed to provide dual regulated outputs using a PV module and a rechargeable battery. The main components of the unit are a Dual Input Multiple Output (DIMO) DC-DC converter and a digital controller. The converter is used to interface the battery and the PV module with the loads. Moreover, the proposed converter has the ability to step up or step down the input voltage. The controller maximizes the PV power using the fractional open circuit voltage Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) method. Furthermore, the controller manages the amount of power supplied to or from the battery in order to satisfy the load demand and regulate the outputs at the required levels. The controller has been implemented and synthesized using VHDL. A prototype has been implemented using an FPGA and off the shelf components. The functionality of the system has been tested and verified under varying environmental conditions. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This research was partially funded by Zewail City of Science and Technology, AUC, Semi-Conductor Research Cooperation, Global Foundries, the STDF, Intel, Mentor Graphics, and MCIT. en_US
dc.format.extent 97 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Dual input en_US
dc.subject DC-DC converter en_US
dc.subject FPGA en_US
dc.subject multiple output en_US
dc.subject MPPT en_US
dc.subject VHDL en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.S.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Field programmable gate arrays.
dc.subject.lcsh Very high-speed digital subscriber lines.
dc.subject.lcsh Photovoltaic power systems.
dc.title Dual Output Power Management Unit for PV-Battery Hybrid Energy System en_US
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dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Electronics Engineering en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Electronics Engineering en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Abou Auf, Ahmed
dc.contributor.committeeMember Huzayyin, Ahmed

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