The REAPERlab congratulates undergraduate students Ms. Maria Khan and Ms. Swati Singh on the publication of their Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) undergraduate honors research thesis entitled “I-V Curve Tracer Communication Protocol.”

Their research pertains to experimentally measuring the current vs. voltage characteristic curve of photovoltaic cells, modules, or even arrays. They developed a communication protocol for an i-v curve tracer and addressed the challenge of a scalable, low latency communication between the Pi-Arduino-Relay interface by significantly reducing the packet size of the transmitted data and eliminating the need for bloated and slow IoT platforms.

Their thesis can be found at the following URL: