13 September 2011 Design and implementation of a power management module for a MUAV
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The implementation of a photovoltaic and an electronic module that manages the energy improves the flight time and the autonomy performance in an UAV. The module consists in a device that tracking the maximum power point of PV module by a PWM current-voltage regulation to charge a Li-Po battery. Characterization and modeling of crystalline and amorphous solar cells has been made. Our simulation estimates speed of battery charge. As a result, we increase the autonomy of the battery charge which is reflected in a UAV that performs tasks in fewer flights and without human supervision.
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H. Torres-Ortega, H. Torres-Ortega, G. García-Torales, G. García-Torales, R. Estrada-Marmolejo, R. Estrada-Marmolejo, Jorge L. Flores, Jorge L. Flores, } "Design and implementation of a power management module for a MUAV", Proc. SPIE 8112, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems IV, 811210 (13 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894195; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.894195

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