Energy harvesting in a diver’s rebreather system

Joseph Ely

Abstract


This report investigates the feasibility of energy harvesting using thermoelectric generators in a diver’s rebreather system. The report details research into documented experiments and theory, design and manufacture of an energy harvesting prototype and testing of the prototype to determine its feasibility. The prototype produced a maximum power of 2.5 (mW) which is more than the minimum 50 microwatts of power specified by Avon. It was therefore concluded that energy harvesting within a divers rebreather system is feasibility.

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