SERIS’ Electronics Laboratory is a general purpose workshop and laboratory space that enables research and development in areas including meteorological observations, PV system monitoring, power electronics, battery testing, and programming of embedded systems. The following processing and testing equipment is available in this laboratory.
Mechanical and electronic tools and workspaces allow general construction and development of devices for diverse research purposes. Tools and components for analysis of PV systems and support of the SERIS network of meteorological and system monitoring stations occupy much of the lab space.
The two battery testers in this lab have 64 channels available for the testing of all types of small- to medium-sized batteries. Battery voltages of up to five Volts, and charging/discharging currents of up to one Ampere can be applied. The testers are equipped with state-of-the-art testing functionalities such as impedance testing. In addition, three thermal chamber boxes are available for long-term degradation tests of different kinds of battery technologies at elevated temperatures.
The programmable multipurpose tester is a computer controlled platform for measurement and automation. It combines a chassis with interchangeable hardware modules which make it highly adaptable for different testing procedures of batteries and other electronic components.
All types of surface mounted device components can be soldered with high-precision solder stations, and electrical circuits can be tested and verified after soldering. Large-scale monitoring stations are developed, assembled and tested in the laboratory before they are deployed at different project locations (in Singapore or abroad).
Microchip programming interfaces and debuggers are available for developing the firmware for embedded systems such as measurement equipment or solar charge controllers.
The lab also houses a purpose-built testing system for monitoring the long-term light output and efficiency of light emitting diodes (LEDs).
For further information, please contact:
Dr Wilfred WALSH