Saturday, April 22, 2017

Master Thesis topics

Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) method for efficient Photovoltaic systems at high-altitudes

KEYWORDS:
Maximum power point tracking, photovoltaic, high-altitudes

DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES:
At high-altitudes, the availability of full solar radiation allows to form an efficienct PV system as compared to ground mounted PV systems. The output power of PV module highly depends on three important parameters, i.e. temperature, irradiation and latitude [1]. However, these parameters impede the diffusion of solar radiation in countries with cold climatic conditions. So an optimum solution to this problem is to employ photovoltaic system at high altitudes.
For building an efficient Photovoltaic system in cold climatic conditions, the maximum power point tracking is an important aspect to be exploited [2].  The aim of this thesis is to develop power point tracking algorithm that can ensure high efficiency of the Photovoltaic system at high altitudes. 
   
Master thesis objectives:
  • to investigate state-of-the-art methods of tracking algorithms that has been employed to Photovoltaic systems
  • to analyse the parameters affecting maximum power point tracking in Photovoltaic systems
  • to develop a modified tracking algorithm for achieving high efficiency from Photovoltaic systems
  • to test and validate the modified MPPT algorithm on the PV system

Qualifications:
Students should have a bachelor degree in Information and Communication Technology or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the bachelor degree in Engineering.

REFERENCES:

  1. G.S. Aglietti, S. Redi, A.R. Tatnall, T. Markvart (2009) Harnessing high altitude solar power, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol.24, no.2, pp. 442-451.
  2. L.G. Antonio,M.B. Saldivar Marquez, O.P. Rodriguez (2016) Maximum power point tracking techniques in photovoltaic systems: A brief review, 13th International Conference on Power Electronics (CEIP), pp. 317-322.


Contact Details:  Ekanki SHARMA : Ekanki.Sharma@aau.at 


To build an algorithm for measuring and storing the data in LEGO robot

DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES:
At high altitudes the Photovoltaic system has the ability to work efficiently as compared to the ground-mounted Photovoltaic system. To test the implemented PV system, it is necessary to measure and store the data for further analysis. However it is a tedious job due to the unsuitable weather conditions.
The goal of this thesis is to build an algorithm to measure and store data in LEGO robot.

Master thesis objectives:
  • to investigate the requirements of LEGO robot for efficient measurement and storage of data
  • to model or program the robot to implement the functions mentioned above
  • to test and validate the performance of robot on site

Qualifications:
Students should have a bachelor degree in Information and Communication Technology or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the bachelor degree in Engineering.

Contact Details:  Ekanki SHARMA : Ekanki.Sharma@aau.at 

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