A New Energetically Optimized Power Supply System for a Mobile Robot Platform, using Ultracapacitors and Batteries to Ensure Both Ultra-fast Charging and Autonomy

Carlos Arantes, João Sena Esteves, João Sepúlveda

Abstract

The smallest charging times required by fully discharged conventional batteries are some tens of minutes. This is an important limitation for mobile robot platforms. A previous paper already validated the possibility of integrating ultracapacitors and batteries in the same system. However, it has some significant limitations: 1) It works with an ultracapacitors module or a battery, but it does not work with both devices at the same time; 2) It requires an external dedicated charging station; 3) It is not possible to take profit from a part – which is non-negligible – of the energy previously stored in the ultracapacitors. This paper presents a new power supply system for mobile robot platforms that has been developed in order to overcome these limitations. Its main goals are evaluating the feasibility of: 1) Fully integrating batteries and ultracapacitors, working simultaneously as energy-storing devices, with the aim of enabling a mobile robot platform to achieve a reasonable autonomy after a very reduced charging time and considerable autonomy when there are no charging time constraints; 2) Installing all the system in the mobile robot platform, avoiding the use of an external dedicated charging station; 3) Extracting almost all the energy previously stored in the ultracapacitors. Both simulation results and experimental results are presented.

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Arantes C., Sena Esteves J. and Sepúlveda J. (2015). A New Energetically Optimized Power Supply System for a Mobile Robot Platform, using Ultracapacitors and Batteries to Ensure Both Ultra-fast Charging and Autonomy . In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-758-122-9, pages 155-163. DOI: 10.5220/0005531201550163


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@conference{icinco15,
author={Carlos Arantes and João Sena Esteves and João Sepúlveda},
title={A New Energetically Optimized Power Supply System for a Mobile Robot Platform, using Ultracapacitors and Batteries to Ensure Both Ultra-fast Charging and Autonomy},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},
year={2015},
pages={155-163},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005531201550163},
isbn={978-989-758-122-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
TI - A New Energetically Optimized Power Supply System for a Mobile Robot Platform, using Ultracapacitors and Batteries to Ensure Both Ultra-fast Charging and Autonomy
SN - 978-989-758-122-9
AU - Arantes C.
AU - Sena Esteves J.
AU - Sepúlveda J.
PY - 2015
SP - 155
EP - 163
DO - 10.5220/0005531201550163