Design for Interior Temperature Regulation for Stationary Vehicles
Team Member(s): Jon Kelly, Elias Argaw, Anthony Simpson Semester: Spring 2013
This design implemented a feedback system to monitor the ambient and interior temperatures of a closed volume. Upon a +10F difference interior to ambient, a microcontroller would activate a fan system to exhaust the hot air and draw in cooler ambient air. A supplemental cooling module using a peltier thermocouple was also added. The system was also remotely enabled/disabled using an XBee transmitter/receiver. A 12V rechargeable battery was used to power the system, along with a 100W solar panel to recharge the battery.