UT ECE Student Seunghyun Chun Wins Best Presentation Award at APEC 2011
UT ECE graduate student Seunghyun Chun was award the Best Presentation Award at this year's Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition 2011. Chun's advisor is Prof. Alexis Kwasinski. His talk, "Modified Regula Falsi Optimization Method Approach to Digital Maximum Power Point Tracking for Photovoltaic Application", was in the Renewable Energy Systems track of the conference.
Here is the abstract for Chun's talk:
I propose an optimization method for digital maximum power point tracking (DMPPT), based on a Modified Regula Falsi Method (MRFM). An overview of this method applied to photovoltaic (PV) applications is presented, and its advantages with respect to other optimization methods for MPP applications are commented. The analysis shows that, when compared to other commonly used DMPPT methods such as the Perturb and Observe (P&O) method and the Incremental Conductance (INC) method, this approach converges to the maximum power point (MPP) faster and more accurately at any given environmental condition. Simulation and experimental results that validate the proposed MPP tracking algorithm tracking the MPP in environmental conditions are included.