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Zoological Tracking System with Portable Power using Sensors and Fuel Cell System

Ranjani Rajagopal, Dilipkumar. M And Mutharasu. M Published in Wireless

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication: 2012
© 2012 by IJAIS Journal
10.5120/ijais12-450790
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  1. Ranjani Rajagopal, Dilipkumar. M and Mutharasu. M. Article: Zoological Tracking System with Portable Power using Sensors and Fuel Cell System. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 4(7):1-6, December 2012. BibTeX

    @article{key:article,
    	author = "Ranjani Rajagopal and Dilipkumar. M and Mutharasu. M",
    	title = "Article: Zoological Tracking System with Portable Power using Sensors and Fuel Cell System",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	year = 2012,
    	volume = 4,
    	number = 7,
    	pages = "1-6",
    	month = "December",
    	note = "Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA"
    }
    

Abstract

We propose a highly efficient active DMFC system for tracking application. With this technology of active DMFC system tracking of animals in forest area has been achieved to a great extent. The system is composed of charging module, a smart battery and tracking unit. The charging module consists of fuel cell stack, mechanical part and circuit parts. Mechanical part for injection speed of pure methanol, temperature control because high fuel efficiency is essential for portable application. Circuit part consists of two synchronous buck-boost converters, first one charges the battery and supplies the power to the second stage converter, second one regulates the output voltage. The tracking unit consists of the GPS, Sensor and controlling circuit. Our existing systems just sense and provide the result to the base station. In proposed system it sense the parameter via sensor nodes and transmits to base station. The control modes of DMFC system and interfacing are done by using microcontroller. The power supply for tracking system is provide by an fuel cell stack module. It has simple structure with high efficiency.

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Keywords

DMFC, portable power, wild life tracking, wireless sensor network, sensors