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dc.contributor.advisorRaïs, Issam
dc.contributor.advisorGuegan, Loic
dc.contributor.authorHeggeli, Erik
dc.description.abstractThe Arctic Tundra is an extremely cold desert-like environment. It is the home to many different species of animals and plants. With the oncoming threat of climate change, this biome is at risk of losing its biodiversity. This disruption of the Arctic Tundra caused by climate change, is what researchers at COAT with the assistance of UiT’s DAO project is trying to monitor. To be able to achieve this task, the DAO project is researching and creating Observation Units(Ous). These OUs need to tackle the challenges of withstanding the extreme condi- tions of the Arctic Tundra. These challenges are composed of the remoteness, where network availability and strength is poor or non-existing. Energy con- sumption where energy production or energy harvesting is challenging, and OUs will have to rely on a limited energy source like batteries. These OUs will observe in hard to reach places where trips for maintenance or data-collection will be time-consuming and challenging. To be able to design and build OUs that can be used in these conditions, the use of simulation is very valuable. With a good simulator, newly theorized solu- tions can be tested in conditions similar to the ones found in the Arctic Tundra. Using simulation will save time and resources. Long periods of time can be simulated in a fraction by simulation and the risk of losing hardware to failed deployments can be mitigated completely. This is where ESDS comes in, a sim- ulator with the purpose of simulating node networks found in cyber-physical systems, distributed systems. This simulator is still a work in progress and is not yet able to cover all the challenging aspects of the Arctic Tundra. This thesis focuses on what aspects are needed to be able to simulate this en- vironment. It focuses on the inclusion of the effects of extremely cold weather. To include this aspect in the simulator, a battery plugin is created. Batteries are directly affected by the ambient temperatures, causing the battery’s perfor- mance to aggravate at low temperatures. The battery plugin is used to create a prototype of the effect that low temperature has on the batteries. To sum- marize and evaluate the effect, simulations using real weather data from the Arctic Tundra is used. The results show that having a feature like this is very insightful for simulation and brings up the importance of battery conservation and creating OUs that are energy efficient.en_US
dc.publisherUiT Norges arktiske universitetno
dc.publisherUiT The Arctic University of Norwayen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2023 The Author(s)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Mathematics and natural science: 400::Information and communication science: 420::Simulation, visualization, signal processing, image processing: 429en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Informasjons- og kommunikasjonsvitenskap: 420::Simulering, visualisering, signalbehandling, bildeanalyse: 429en_US
dc.titleSimulating the Arctic Tundra Battery performance at sub-zero temperaturesen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen

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