A flexible and wearable energy harvester with an efficient and fast-converging analog MPPT

Taiyang Wu, Md Shamsul Arefin, Doron Shmilovitz, Jean-Michel Redoute, Mehmet Yuce

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This paper presents a flexible energy harvesting system with an analog maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm that operates using the output current. The proposed MPPT circuit is simplified as only one parameter needs to be measured and is implemented by fully analog design. Simulation and experiment results validate that the proposed MPPT algorithm has a tracking efficiency of 93.7% with a fast converging speed. The energy harvesting system is implemented and tested with a flexible solar panel, and thus can be used in wearable devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS)
Subtitle of host publication17-19 October 2016, Shanghai, China
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509029594
ISBN (Print)9781509029600
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventIEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS) 2016 - Hotel Pullman Shanghai Skyway, Shanghai, China
Duration: 17 Oct 201619 Oct 2016
Conference number: 12th
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=7803480 (IEEE Conference Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS) 2016
Abbreviated titleBioCAS 2016
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  • analog MPPT
  • Flexible energy harvesting
  • photovoltaic
  • SEPIC converter

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