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Simulation of Power Management Electronics and Energy Storage Unit for MEMS Thermoelectric Generator

JANÁK, L. HADAŠ, Z. ANČÍK, Z. KOPEČEK, P.

Original Title

Simulation of Power Management Electronics and Energy Storage Unit for MEMS Thermoelectric Generator

English Title

Simulation of Power Management Electronics and Energy Storage Unit for MEMS Thermoelectric Generator

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

This chapter deals with a simulation modelling of the complex energy-harvesting unit based on MEMS thermoelectric generator. This chapter is mainly focused into the first steps in a development process analysis of demands given on the aircraft-specific thermoelectric harvesting unit, choice of energy storage elements, conceptual architecture of power electronics and simulation of various operating states based on the typical operating envelope. The whole simulation modelling process is implemented in MATLAB/Simulink Simscape. Commercially available thermoelectric modules produced by Nextreme Thermal Solutions, Inc. are used as the sources of energy. The raw power output coming out of each of these modules is in the range of tens of milliwatts. Special attention is paid to the choice of energy storage unit. Designs using supercapacitors and batteries as the electric energy storage elements are considered and evaluated. Several architectures of electronics are examined through the simulation modelling. The presented model represents an important step in the process of a mechatronic design of the complex aircraft-specific thermoelectric energy-harvesting unit.

English abstract

This chapter deals with a simulation modelling of the complex energy-harvesting unit based on MEMS thermoelectric generator. This chapter is mainly focused into the first steps in a development process analysis of demands given on the aircraft-specific thermoelectric harvesting unit, choice of energy storage elements, conceptual architecture of power electronics and simulation of various operating states based on the typical operating envelope. The whole simulation modelling process is implemented in MATLAB/Simulink Simscape. Commercially available thermoelectric modules produced by Nextreme Thermal Solutions, Inc. are used as the sources of energy. The raw power output coming out of each of these modules is in the range of tens of milliwatts. Special attention is paid to the choice of energy storage unit. Designs using supercapacitors and batteries as the electric energy storage elements are considered and evaluated. Several architectures of electronics are examined through the simulation modelling. The presented model represents an important step in the process of a mechatronic design of the complex aircraft-specific thermoelectric energy-harvesting unit.

Keywords

Thermoelectricity, Thermoelectric generators, MEMS, Power management, Simscape, Simulink, MATLAB

RIV year

2014

Released

23.08.2014

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

Location

Switzerland

ISBN

978-3-319-07331-6

Book

Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Thermoelectrics

Pages from

189

Pages to

195

Pages count

7

URL

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT109357,
  author="Luděk {Janák} and Zdeněk {Hadaš} and Zdeněk {Ančík} and Pavel {Kopeček}",
  title="Simulation of Power Management Electronics and Energy Storage Unit for MEMS Thermoelectric Generator",
  annote="This chapter deals with a simulation modelling of the complex energy-harvesting unit based on MEMS thermoelectric generator. This chapter is mainly focused into the first steps in a development process analysis of demands given on the aircraft-specific thermoelectric harvesting unit, choice of energy storage elements, conceptual architecture of power electronics and simulation of various operating states based on the typical operating envelope. The whole simulation modelling process is implemented in MATLAB/Simulink Simscape. Commercially available thermoelectric modules produced by Nextreme Thermal Solutions, Inc. are used as the sources of energy. The raw power output coming out of each of these modules is in the range of tens of milliwatts. Special attention is paid to the choice of energy storage unit. Designs using supercapacitors and batteries as the electric energy storage elements are considered and evaluated. Several architectures of electronics are examined through the simulation modelling. The presented model represents an important step in the process of a mechatronic design of the complex aircraft-specific thermoelectric energy-harvesting unit.",
  address="Springer International Publishing",
  booktitle="Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Thermoelectrics",
  chapter="109357",
  doi="10.1007/978-3-319-07332-3_22",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="Springer International Publishing",
  year="2014",
  month="august",
  pages="189--195",
  publisher="Springer International Publishing",
  type="conference paper"
}