Presentation Title

Multi-Inputs Multi-Outputs Universal Converter for Smart Home Applications

Location

Nessmith-Lane Atrium

Session Format

Poster Presentation

Research Area Topic:

Engineering and Material Sciences - Electrical

Abstract

The dependency upon fossil fuels is inevitably going to end, and many alternatives are still waiting to be discovered. The topic of our research will hopefully be a step in the right direction towards a solution to this issue. Power from renewable resources is limited when dealing with just one source such as wind turbines or solar panels. For example, wind and sunlight are not constant. However, harnessing these resources when available and combining the two will be the function of the universal power converter. This power converter will supply multiple applications such as homes and electric vehicles. The concept of distributing renewable forms of power to electric vehicles and homes fueled the next stage of the project, wireless distribution. Many of the devices we use in our homes use DC voltages which will be a form of power that the converter will supply. The need to supply the different forms of power for different applications is the reason for the multiple outputs. Overall, small amounts of power will be collected from renewable sources in different forms and then combined to be distributed to multiple applications. After gathering and getting researched material covering switch mode power supplies we decided to design and implement this converter on small scale and then on larger scale with the aid of the new semiconductors generation. The Multi-Input-Multi-Output (MIMO) converter, in our project, is a type of switch-mode power supply. The power supplies we have analyzed have many different operating modes. Finding the right operating mode is key to the MIMO converter fulfilling the needs of our design. Simulation and experimental results for rectification, conversion modes are presented with the switching criteria and control characteristics. All of them are examined and illustrated with low harmonics distortions. The modeling, design and simulation are done with the aid of multi-sim software and simulink. The implementation is done using a printed board, power diodes and MOSFETs. The comparison between the simulation and experimental work validates our design. This converter has the ability to gather all the power sources like: wind, solar, fuel cell and even Power Company as inputs then transfer them into dc output power to be stored in batteries or any storage devices; with the aid of inverter with this storage device it can supply the second part of the projects related to wireless distribution. Also, it will supply both DC compatible loads and the normal AC loads in the smart homes.

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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Multi-Inputs Multi-Outputs Universal Converter for Smart Home Applications

Nessmith-Lane Atrium

The dependency upon fossil fuels is inevitably going to end, and many alternatives are still waiting to be discovered. The topic of our research will hopefully be a step in the right direction towards a solution to this issue. Power from renewable resources is limited when dealing with just one source such as wind turbines or solar panels. For example, wind and sunlight are not constant. However, harnessing these resources when available and combining the two will be the function of the universal power converter. This power converter will supply multiple applications such as homes and electric vehicles. The concept of distributing renewable forms of power to electric vehicles and homes fueled the next stage of the project, wireless distribution. Many of the devices we use in our homes use DC voltages which will be a form of power that the converter will supply. The need to supply the different forms of power for different applications is the reason for the multiple outputs. Overall, small amounts of power will be collected from renewable sources in different forms and then combined to be distributed to multiple applications. After gathering and getting researched material covering switch mode power supplies we decided to design and implement this converter on small scale and then on larger scale with the aid of the new semiconductors generation. The Multi-Input-Multi-Output (MIMO) converter, in our project, is a type of switch-mode power supply. The power supplies we have analyzed have many different operating modes. Finding the right operating mode is key to the MIMO converter fulfilling the needs of our design. Simulation and experimental results for rectification, conversion modes are presented with the switching criteria and control characteristics. All of them are examined and illustrated with low harmonics distortions. The modeling, design and simulation are done with the aid of multi-sim software and simulink. The implementation is done using a printed board, power diodes and MOSFETs. The comparison between the simulation and experimental work validates our design. This converter has the ability to gather all the power sources like: wind, solar, fuel cell and even Power Company as inputs then transfer them into dc output power to be stored in batteries or any storage devices; with the aid of inverter with this storage device it can supply the second part of the projects related to wireless distribution. Also, it will supply both DC compatible loads and the normal AC loads in the smart homes.