Efficient and balanced charging of reconfigurable battery with variable power supply

Shaheer Muhammad, Nan Guan, Shuai Li, Qixin Wang, Zili Shao

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Abstract

The charging power supply for batteries may be variable under many circumstances, e.g., when using solar panels or air-driven generators as the energy source. The mismatch between the voltages of the power supply and the battery may cause significant charging inefficiency. In this paper, we use reconfigurable batteries to solve this voltage mismatch problem. We develop algorithms to dynamically decide the battery connections, to both minimize the voltage mismatch and maintain SOC balancing among difference batteries. We build a hardware prototype to implement and validate our method and use simulation experiments to empirically evaluate its performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRTCSA 2017 - 23rd IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781538618981
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2017
Event23rd IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications, RTCSA 2017 - National Chiao-Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan
Duration: 16 Aug 201718 Aug 2017

Conference

Conference23rd IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications, RTCSA 2017
Country/TerritoryTaiwan
CityHsinchu
Period16/08/1718/08/17

Keywords

  • Cell Balancing
  • Reconfigurable Battery Architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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