Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

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

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1094-6969

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2000 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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