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dc.contributor.authorXing, Shaoxuen_US
dc.description.abstractIn order to avoid the accidents like Fukushima Disaster and monitor the operation status of nuclear power plant, a wireless sensor system which is powered by the Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) Energy Harvester is designed and built. Meanwhile, a power converter circuit has also been designed to converter the output voltage of TEG Energy Harvester to a DC voltage to charge the battery or power the application systems. Several prototypes based on this power converter circuit have been built for Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) energy harvester and tested in both working and laboratory conditions. The reliability of the TEG Energy Harvester system in the gamma radiation environment has been examined in the experiments. Based on the experiments results, the design was optimized. And an optimized Maximum Power Point Tracking algorithm has also been applied in the prototype to extract the maximum power from the TEG Energy Harvester in all conditions. The TEG Energy Harvester system would be greatly simplified as a new type of sensor will be applied. The design of the signal conditioning circuit for this sensor has also been presented.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.subjectEnergy Harvesteren_US
dc.subjectPower Converteren_US
dc.subjectData Acquisitionen_US
dc.subjectWireless Communicationen_US
dc.titleDesign of Power Converter and Wireless Data Acquisition System for TEG Energy Harvesteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairZuo, Leien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNgo, Khai D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWicks, Alfred L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberYang, Yalingen_US

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