Date of Award:

2017

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Computer Science

Advisor/Chair:

Vladimir Kulyukin

Abstract

This thesis describes the power analysis of the electronic beehive monitoring system. The electronic beehive monitoring system was made to work either with a UB12120 12V 12Ah standard lead-acid battery or an Anker (TM) Astro E7 5V lithium-ion battery to analyze the power requirements. These batteries are recharged by Renogy 50Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel. Power analysis is performed using both batteries to calculate system’s efficiency. The performed power analysis indicates that the Anker (TM) Astro E7 26800mAh 5V lithium-ion battery runs approximately 6 hours more than the lead acid battery. Moreover, the lithium-ion battery is compact, has a lighter weight, is more efficient, and has a longer cycle life. Using lithium-ion batteries will likely result in fewer hardware components and a smaller environmental footprint.

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