Design of power management for portable colposcope

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Title: Design of power management for portable colposcope
Author: Caceres, Chris A
Abstract: The work in this paper continues the development of a portable power supply suitable for use with a portable colposcope , an instrument used by doctors to diagnose whether a woman has cervical cancer . This paper explains how the system works , but it is software -related and describes the program that was written for the system . The program is intended to manage the system efficiently , allowing the portable colposcope to function properly for the longest amount of time possible without repair . Among the program’s responsibilities are 1 ) choosing whether the battery packs which allow the device to be portable , grid power , or automobile power is the appropriate power source to run the system , 2 ) re -charging depleted battery packs when automobile or grid power is available , and 3 ) taking appropriate action when any of the battery packs notifies the system of a critical condition or alarm situation .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /1120
Date: 2005-05


Design of power management for portable colposcope. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /1120 .

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