A coreless maximum power point tracking circuit of thermoelectric generators for battery charging systems

Sungkyu Cho, Namjae Kim, Soonseo Park, Shiho Kim

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Abstract

We have proposed and fabricated a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) circuit for thermoelectric generator (TEG) without digital controller unit. The experimental and simulation results from the proposed MPPT circuit employing the boost cascaded-with-buck converter dealt with rapid variation of temperature and abrupt changes of load current have shown that the proposed method allows stable operation with high power transfer efficiency. The main advantage of proposed method is analog tracking circuit by sampling half VOC level without DSP or micro controller unit for calculating peak power point by iterative methods. The proposed MPPT circuit has a merit in cost and miniaturization of a system compared to conventional MPPT algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2010
Pages253-256
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event2010 6th IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2010 Nov 82010 Nov 10

Publication series

Name2010 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2010

Other

Other2010 6th IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2010
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period10/11/810/11/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Cho, S., Kim, N., Park, S., & Kim, S. (2010). A coreless maximum power point tracking circuit of thermoelectric generators for battery charging systems. In 2010 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2010 (pp. 253-256). [5716603] (2010 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/ASSCC.2010.5716603