Simulation of Photovoltaics for Defence Applications - Power Generation Assessment and Investigation of the Available Integration Areas of Photovoltaic Devices on a Virtual Infantryman

Ioannis Paraskevopoulos, Emmanuel Tsekleves

Abstract

The use of photovoltaic (PV) technology for the harvesting of renewable energy is a reality and is widely employed today. However this is mainly focused towards house and industry energy harvesting. Recent development in thin and flexible materials mean that photovoltaic technology can be integrated into wearable computing and expanded to other commercial as well as defence applications. This paper presents work under the Solar Soldier project that aims to assess the incorporation of flexible PV technology on the modern infantry soldier through the modelling and simulation of virtual military scenarios. The scenarios consist of various military operational terrains, various lighting conditions as well as motions of the virtual infantry soldier. The scenarios are simulated in a systematic way and for numerous global positions of military interest. The results of these simulations are then organised and presented in a manner leading to the assessment of the power generation potential per scenario and investigation of the optimum integration areas of flexible PV devices on the infantryman.

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Paraskevopoulos I. and Tsekleves E. (2012). Simulation of Photovoltaics for Defence Applications - Power Generation Assessment and Investigation of the Available Integration Areas of Photovoltaic Devices on a Virtual Infantryman . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH, ISBN 978-989-8565-20-4, pages 384-396. DOI: 10.5220/0004058903840396


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@conference{simultech12,
author={Ioannis Paraskevopoulos and Emmanuel Tsekleves},
title={Simulation of Photovoltaics for Defence Applications - Power Generation Assessment and Investigation of the Available Integration Areas of Photovoltaic Devices on a Virtual Infantryman},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,},
year={2012},
pages={384-396},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004058903840396},
isbn={978-989-8565-20-4},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,
TI - Simulation of Photovoltaics for Defence Applications - Power Generation Assessment and Investigation of the Available Integration Areas of Photovoltaic Devices on a Virtual Infantryman
SN - 978-989-8565-20-4
AU - Paraskevopoulos I.
AU - Tsekleves E.
PY - 2012
SP - 384
EP - 396
DO - 10.5220/0004058903840396