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Title: Energy-efficient designs and principles for miniature mobile robotic systems.
Authors: Kottas, Apostolos Dimitrios
Keywords: Electrical Engineering
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Abstract: Mobile robots are only as useful as their limited, abatable energy sources allow them to be. There are many components onboard a mobile robot, which are investigated in variable detail, each contributing differently to the reduction in available energy. Embedding poweraware characteristics in mobile systems is a widely studied topic - on many levels. In this thesis, it begins with a robot's ability to maintain an active pro le of its energy expenditure, as well as its remaining energy. To address these demands, a versitile fuel-gauge circuit was designed and integrated across several different robotic systems. The end-design o ers a scalable means to accurately monitor a battery's dynamics, while providing a simple, and moreover safe solution for integrating Li-ion technologies in mobile robots.
Description: University of Minnesota M.S. thesis. July 2012. Major: Electrical Engineering. Advisor: Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos. 1 computer file (PDF); vi, 88 pages, appendices A-D.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/140544
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