Accession Number:

ADA504179

Title:

Ultra-Tunable Micro-Power Converters

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

This paper discusses the challenges of micro-power conversion and management for autonomous Microsystems. Such systems hold enormous promise in both the military and commercial world due to their small size and numerous applications. However, at such reduced size scales, power conversion and control components are no longer trivial parts of the overall system. Depending on the desired functions included in a single microsystem, numerous powers andor voltages may be required, but having multiple dedicated power converters becomes impractical. Here, we present a new concept for creating ultra-tunable micro-power converters by introducing a novel reconfigurable microscale transformer approach within traditional inductive boost circuits.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE