We describe the instrumentation in UMR's solar car. Accurate knowledge of the operating parameters inside the solar car is shown to be crucial to maintaining high efficiency and reliability. The power trackers keep the solar array operating at its highest efficiency by conditioning the input and maintaining the maximum power point of the solar cells.
L. McCarthy et al., "Performance Monitoring in UMR's Solar Car," IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2000.
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Electrical and Computer Engineering
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ADC; Hall Effect Sensors; Automotive Electronics; Battery Chargers; Battery Voltage; Electric Vehicle; Electric Vehicles; High Efficiency; High Reliability; Instrumentation; Operating Parameters; Performance Monitoring; Photovoltaic Power Systems; Power Trackers; Reliability; Solar Array; Solar Car; Solar Cell Arrays; Voltage Measurement
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