Presentation Title

Single-Input Multi-Outputs (SIMO) DC-DC Converter for Nano-Grids

Location

Nessmith-Lane Atrium

Session Format

Poster Presentation

Research Area Topic:

Engineering and Material Sciences - Electrical

Abstract

Smart grids were constructed as a means of communication to the electric power grids through computer and other information technologies. This line of communication acts as gauge for a more accurate reading of power consumed. A Nano-grid is a model version of a smart grid with the ability to function as separate power generator with different types of renewable energy sources. Such feature allows for this grid to empower single loads and apply for special smart home applications. A DC-DC converter is designed effectively and precisely to suit its function in a Nano-grid. The converter is a single-input-multi-output converter (SIMO) which is taking one dc voltage from alternative energy sources like solar photovoltaic panel and applying it to two dc output voltages. This boost converter takes the input and increases its voltages level, leading to the outputs respectively based on the customer needs. Furthermore, the properties of voltage clamping as well as soft switching are also used in this converter. This single input- multi output converter is designed, simulated and tested using MATLAB/SIMULINK. This research has successfully developed a high-efficiency SIMO converter, and this coupled inductor based converter was applied well to a single-input power source plus two output terminals. The proposed system adopts only one power switch to achieve the objective of high efficiency SIMO power conversion. The Nano-grid utilizes this proposed converter to carry out its special characteristics. Procedures carried out in this research showed the success of the converter. Being followed thoroughly the grid provided a reliable and stable power supply that could be used in multiple ways. The input and output characteristic are well depicted in figures form. Further steps include implementation of this inverter then designing a converter with more inputs to the same grid. Doing this would create a more complex circuit, but could provide relief to multiple outputs. The proposed SIMO converter provides designers with an alternative choice for converting a low voltage source to multiple boost outputs.

Presentation Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Start Date

4-16-2016 2:45 PM

End Date

4-16-2016 4:00 PM

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Single-Input Multi-Outputs (SIMO) DC-DC Converter for Nano-Grids

Nessmith-Lane Atrium

Smart grids were constructed as a means of communication to the electric power grids through computer and other information technologies. This line of communication acts as gauge for a more accurate reading of power consumed. A Nano-grid is a model version of a smart grid with the ability to function as separate power generator with different types of renewable energy sources. Such feature allows for this grid to empower single loads and apply for special smart home applications. A DC-DC converter is designed effectively and precisely to suit its function in a Nano-grid. The converter is a single-input-multi-output converter (SIMO) which is taking one dc voltage from alternative energy sources like solar photovoltaic panel and applying it to two dc output voltages. This boost converter takes the input and increases its voltages level, leading to the outputs respectively based on the customer needs. Furthermore, the properties of voltage clamping as well as soft switching are also used in this converter. This single input- multi output converter is designed, simulated and tested using MATLAB/SIMULINK. This research has successfully developed a high-efficiency SIMO converter, and this coupled inductor based converter was applied well to a single-input power source plus two output terminals. The proposed system adopts only one power switch to achieve the objective of high efficiency SIMO power conversion. The Nano-grid utilizes this proposed converter to carry out its special characteristics. Procedures carried out in this research showed the success of the converter. Being followed thoroughly the grid provided a reliable and stable power supply that could be used in multiple ways. The input and output characteristic are well depicted in figures form. Further steps include implementation of this inverter then designing a converter with more inputs to the same grid. Doing this would create a more complex circuit, but could provide relief to multiple outputs. The proposed SIMO converter provides designers with an alternative choice for converting a low voltage source to multiple boost outputs.