Praveen Kumar B

Praveen Kumar B
Vardhaman College of Engineering · Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy

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January 2017 - present
Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology
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Publications (38)
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In solar photovoltaic (PV) system-based Brushless DC (BLDC) motors for water pumping application, the role of DC/DC converters is very important. In order to extract the maximum power from the PV array, an efficient DC/DC converter is essential at the intermediate stage. In this work, different DC/DC converter topologies suitable for BLDC motors ar...
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The deterioration of food crops after harvest can be prevented using the appropriate drying method. Solar energy can be used in several beneficial ways, and a solar-aided dryer is one of the prominent applications. A forced convection medium-sized solar dryer with Phase Change Material (PCM) was designed and fabricated for conducting drying experim...
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Smart World explores a multitude of diverse IoT applications that provide advanced solutions for real-world problems. IoT offers tremendous potential to incorporate data-driven decision-making into every aspect of human activity, and this volume explores its use in agriculture, education, worker safety, health care, energy harvesting, and more. In...
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Photovoltaic (PV) systems are subjected to several environmental disturbances, one such a disturbance is partial shading, which adversely alters the characteristics of the photovoltaic system. Therefore, under Partial Shading Condition (PSC) there is a need to develop a complete analytical model of the PV system to investigate the most appropriate...
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Skin problems are among the most common ailments on Earth. Despite its popularity, assessing it is not easy because of the complexities in skin tones, hair colors, and hairstyles. Skin disorders provide a significant public health risk across the globe. They become dangerous when they enter the invasive phase. Dermatological illnesses are a signifi...
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Power conversion efficiency is the most important factor to be considered in PV systems because it is affected by various environmental conditions. The effect of partial shading is the most influenced factor in the reduction of power output. Various research schemes like Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT), array configuration scheme, reconfigurati...
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Intrusion detection and classification have gained significant attention recently due to the increased utilization of networks. For this purpose, there are different types of Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) approaches developed in the conventional works, which mainly focus on identifying the intrusions from the datasets with the help of c...
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The growing Indian economy calls for the urgent need to review the ways and means to conserve energy consumed by the industrial sector. As a part of fulfilling the objective, the Government of India has made it mandatory to conduct periodic energy audits in the bulk industrial sector to be followed up with a practical implementation of energy conse...
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The performance of the solar photovoltaic system is affected by the unpredictable phenomenon of partial shading. This causes the mismatch losses that suppress the power generation of healthy PV modules in it. The objective of the proposed work in this paper is to bring out the maximum power from each PV module in the PV array by reducing the mismat...
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The Photovoltaic (PV) cell converts a portion of incident irradiation of visible wavelength into electricity and the remaining into heat, thereby decreasing the electrical efficiency. Hence, it is necessary to transfer the heat generated in the module by a cooling medium, thereby maintaining the operating temperature within the operating limit. Thi...
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Partial shading causes mismatch losses in the solar PV system. In the PV array, the power output from the healthy PV modules is gone in vain due to the mismatch losses. The PV array construction with the high resistivity to the mismatch loss generation is the progressing research work in the research field. In this work, a new kind of array configu...
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Partial shading is an unavoidable factor that reduces the performance of solar PV systems. The PV system receives uneven irradiation due to partial shading which causes the mismatch loss. The partial shading distracts the irradiation from the PV modules that makes the healthy modules as idle or low performing modules. The mismatch loss can be mitig...
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Solar Photovoltaic array may often be subjected to partial shading, which may lead to uneven row current and creates local maximum power point on the power-voltage characteristics. One of the effective approaches to dilute the concentration of partial shading is the array reconfiguration technique. This study proposes a ken-ken puzzle-based reconfi...
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Industry control systems (ICS) are considered as one of the inevitable systems in this contemporary smart world. In that supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is the centralized system that control the entire grid. When a system is considered to be a whole and sole control, obviously an uncompromised security would be the prime. By havin...
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Since most of our industries use induction motors, it is essential to develop condition monitoring systems. Nowadays, industries have power quality issues such as sag, swell, harmonics, and transients. Thus, a condition monitoring system should have the ability to detect various faults, even in the presence of power quality issues. Most of the faul...
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utilizes solar power as a source, and comprises a Peltier module to produce desired cooling. It is specifically designed and engineered for the transportation of medical needs that require constant and stable temperature. This design of a solar-powered icebox will maintain the desired low temperature and keeps the vaccines and medicines at low temp...
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The focus of the paper is on the renewable energy-based rural electrification system. Two concepts have been used in finding solutions to the issues related to this micro-grid system. The first is the best fitted model of hybrid configuration system, which utilizes village-owned resources, such as abundant biomass and solar irradiation. The second...
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Installation of photovoltaic plants across the globe increases, in the recent years, due to the energy demand across the world. Solar energy is free of cost, inexhaustible and a non-polluted source to the environment. The efficiency of any power plant depends on its fault free operation. Due to the occurrence of fault in PV system, the reliability...
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There are various factors that contribute towardsthereduction of output power from photovoltaic (PV) arrays. One of the major factors is thepartial shading. Partial shading is caused by the passage of clouds and thepresence of buildings, towers, and trees. Shading affects the power generation of the PV system. It needs support to survive even under...
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The output power produced by solar Photovoltaic (PV) array is reduced drastically by partial shading effect. Various array formation and reconfiguration techniques were introduced by many researchers to mitigate partial shading effects in PV array. This paper proposes new PV Array Topologies (PVATs) to improve the performance during partial shading...
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Detecting and identifying intrusions in a network is a challenging research area in the network security domain. Intrusion detection plays an essential role in computer network security since long. An Intrusion Detection System (IDS) is mainly used to detect an unauthorized access to a computer system or network. Moreover, 5 it is capable to detect...
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To improve power quality (PQ), detecting the particular type of disturbance is the foremost thing before mitigation. So monitoring is needed to detect the PQ disturbance that occurs in a short duration of time. Classification of real-time PQ disturbances under noisy environment is investigated in this method by selecting an appropriate signal proce...
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It is a difficult task to utilize the power from the solar PV connected to utility grid effectively due to its lower efficiency. Hence, a new power electronic topology with maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm is needed to reduce the losses thereby obtaining the maximum power from solar PV system. Direct energy transfer is implemented to t...
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The voltage gain of the traditional conventional converter is limited due to the rise in ripple current, elevated voltage stress across the diode and the active switch. The operation of large duty ratio associated with the low efficiency. In renewable energy power systems applications, high voltage gain is required with the low input voltage. A hig...
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The demand for water and electricity is gradually increasing throughout the years due to the modern lifestyle of humans to complete their daily activities. To make sustainable water and to produce electricity, the proposed experiment was done. In this, hybrid PV/T active solar still was designed and fabricated in which a solar PV powered Peltier sy...
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A hybrid photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) active solar still and a conventional passive solar still with single slope were designed, fabricated and experimented at three different water depths (0.05m, 0.10m, and 0.15m). For the higher production of distillate water, a nickel-chromium (NiCr) heater powered by solar photovoltaic (PV) was incorporated in t...
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Now a days, most of the industries are using AC motors. If there is any occurrence of fault and it is not identified correctly, the life time and the efficiency of motor will be reduced. Even it also causes severe damages to a motor. So, monitoring of a motor is important. To avoid these problems, we have to check the conditions of a motor frequent...
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The objective of the proposed work is to collect, analyse and control number of parameters being measured from a residential rooftop solar photo voltaic (PV) power plant and to intimate its performance to the user with the help of arduino and raspberry pi. In order to ensure the stable and reliable operation of a PV system an effective monitoring s...
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The effectiveness of solar energy as a viable energy source is hampered by various factors including high cost of components and lowered operating efficiency due to partial shading. Partial shading reduces the output of not only the shaded part of the panel but also the other panels connected to the same Photovoltaic (PV) array. This paper discusse...
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We propose maximum power extraction from a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) array during partial shading conditions. Partial shading is unavoidable during power extraction from rooftop PV systems due to nearby tall buildings (construction of additional floors) and trees (growth of trees). Many reconfiguration techniques can be used to extract maximu...
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Solar energy is the most important source of renewable energy. Solar panel converts light energy into electrical energy directly. It converts 25 percentage of irradiation into electrical energy. One of the major problems in solar panel is increase in the panel temperature which leads to decrease in efficiency. For every one degree rise in temperatu...
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An Energy Audit is an inspection, survey and analysis of energy flows for energy conservation in a building to reduce the amount of energy input into the system without negatively affecting the output. In other words energy audit is simply a study of a plant or facility to determine how and where energy is used and also to identify various methods...
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Fossil fuels are depleting day by day and hence renewable sources became the need of hour. Among all renewable sources, solar energy seems to be a promising and inexhaustible source of energy. Also, photovoltaic conversion devices play a major role in industrialized countries. Certain unfavourable conditions affect the entire output power of a sola...
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In this modern world solar PV based power generation is very much essential. A 25kW grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) power generation system was installed and monitored at the Kamaraj College of engineering and technology in Virudhunagar since March 2014. This paper discusses the performance of this PV system. This paper also analyzes various param...
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Photovoltaics (PV) is a simple method of harnessing the sun's energy by using solar cells which directly converts the incident solar radiation into electricity, with no noise, pollution or moving parts, making them robust, reliable and long lasting. Because of the above natures we go for Solar PV. The problem behind solar PV is its efficiency. Effi...
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Photovoltaics(PV) is a simple method of harnessing the sun's energy by using solar cells which directly convert the incident solar radiation into electricity, with no noise, pollution or moving parts, making them robust, reliable and long lasting. Because of the above natures Solar PV is preferable. The problem behind solar PV is its efficiency. He...
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Photovoltaics(PV) is a simple method of harnessing the sun's energy by using solar cells which directly convert the incident solar radiation into electricity, with no noise, pollution or moving parts, making them robust, reliable and long lasting. Because of the above natures we go for Solar PVs. The problem behind solar PV is its efficiency. To im...

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