Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems Engineering (CASE-13)

An Integrated Measurement Platform for a Solar Cell Based on Virtual Instruments

Authors
Zhen Wang, Maokui Li, Jian Zhang, Minglei Zhao, Lu Luo
Corresponding Author
Zhen Wang
Available Online August 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/case-13.2013.26How to use a DOI?
Keywords
solar cell, virtual instruments, LabVIEW, DAQ
Abstract
This paper presents an integrated measurement platform for a solar cell based on virtual instruments. A programmable high-speed digital input and output[I/O] device was adopted to control the stepper motor to allow for changes in the load resistance of the solar cell return circuit. Then, four programmable digital multimeters were used to acquire the voltage and current of the solar cell and sensors. We obtained the results by analyzing the experimental data. The measurement accuracy and efficiency were greatly improved in the virtual instrument platform compared with the conventional measurement method, which is of great significance for scientific research. Section I describes the problems with the conventional measurements of solar cell parameters and presents a solution to these problems using virtual instrument technology. Section II describ the hardware design of the measurement system. Section III describ the software design of the virtual instrument measurement system. Conventional measurement methods and the virtual instrument measurement method are compared in section IV.
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Proceedings
Third International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems Engineering (CASE-13)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
August 2013
ISBN
978-90786-77-81-9
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/case-13.2013.26How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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