Powering IoTs with a feedforward quasi universal boost converter energy harvester

Ton Churo Huang, Yih Guang Leu*, Chia Wei Huang


研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

6 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


This paper proposes a feedforward quasi universal converter for energy harvesters, and uses it to power IoTs (Internet of Things). A typical DC/DC converter uses voltage feedback control or current feedback control. It is difficult to meet its output voltage and power targets and have its input impedance stay as close to the output impedance of the energy source as possible. The proposed feedforward quasi universal converter allows the input/output parameters of the DC to DC converter in the energy harvester to loosely follow the variation of the energy source output parameters. It controls the DC to DC converter input impedance and output voltage/power to vary within a range that meets the design targets by either adaptively or manually adjusting the circuit parameters. It also allows a system designer to trade off precision for flexibility/simplicity in each unit of the harvester to achieve an optimum design. This paper uses a boost converter to present the feedforward quasi universal converter concept, discusses the cases that may cause overvoltage/overcurrent conditions, and provides the analysis for choosing proper design parameters to avoid them.

頁(從 - 到)879-886
出版狀態已發佈 - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 土木與結構工程
  • 建築與營造
  • 污染
  • 機械工業
  • 工業與製造工程
  • 電氣與電子工程


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