M.Tech, B-Tech

Bharath K. R. currently serves as Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri. Bharath K. R. has completed  B. Tech. in  EEE  from Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri in the year  2012 and  M. Tech. in Embedded Systems Design from National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Calicut in the year 2014.


Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Publication Type Title


Conference Paper

Bharath K. R. and Dr. P. Kanakasabapathy, “Implementation of enhanced perturb and observe maximum power point tracking algorithm to overcome partial shading losses”, in 2016 International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies for Sustainability, ICEETS 2016, 2016, pp. 62-67.[Abstract]

Maximum power point tracking is a method to trap maximum available power from a solar panel. Many algorithms have been developed based on the characteristics of solar panel in order to utilize maximum available power. But these algorithms do not consider local maxima and minima in the solar panel characteristics caused due to shading. In this paper an enhanced version of Perturb and Observe maximum power point tracking algorithm is explained which also considers local maxima and minima caused by shading and makes the solar panel to work at its peak maxima. This helps in improving the overall efficiency of the system. Algorithm is implemented on 50W solar panel using ATMega 8 microcontroller and a boost converter. More »»


Conference Paper

Rajesh Kannan Megalingam, Krishnan, A., Bharath K. R., and Nair, A. K., “Advanced digital smart meter for dynamic billing, tamper detection and consumer awareness”, in ICECT 2011 - 2011 3rd International Conference on Electronics Computer Technology, Kanyakumari, 2011, vol. 4, pp. 389-393.[Abstract]

Developing countries are struggling to meet the electric power demands of fast expanding economies. Added to this is the poor infrastructure which has not kept pace with the increasing demand. Quality of supply too is gaining in importance. Poor metering and billing has rendered huge losses for utilities. Tampering and fraud is also rampant. Introducing Advanced Metering Infrastructure will go a long way in mitigating many of these problems. This paper details the development of Advanced Metering Infrastructure incorporating features to monitor supply parameters and perform functions like real time billing and alerts against overvoltage and overcurrent. The proposed meter is to utilize the capabilities of ADE7758 IC as well as microcontrollers such as ATMega16. © 2011 IEEE. More »»