Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Mazzola, Michael S.

Committee Member

King, Roger

Committee Member

Molen, G. Marshall

Committee Member

Fowler, James E.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Electrical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


With the increased requirements for personal portable power systems to be more capable and better matched to the load and the mission, manufacturers have become interested in improved methods for predicting the performance of these systems. Personal portable power systems must meet challenging energy and portability requirements that require better predictive knowledge of these systems in integrated systems with realistic mission scenarios. This thesis presents the development of a modeling and simulation environment to further expand and predict the needs and requirements of personal portable power systems. The proposed personal portable power system is a diverse system consisting of energy and power sources, controllers, a DC-DC converter, batteries, and loads. An outcome of this initial simulation environment development is a tool that can be used in future work to plan scenarios and tasks.