Basil M. Hamed

Work place: Electrical Engineering Department, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza, Palestine



Research Interests: Image Compression, Image Manipulation, Solid Modeling, Image Processing, Database Management System, Control Theory


Dr. Basil Hamed is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Department, Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine, since 1999. He has Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University, NM. USA in the year of 1989, he received Master degree from University of New Orleans, La. USA in the year of 1992, and earned his PhD (Fuzzy Control System) from New Mexico State University, NM USA in the year 1999. He has 15 years of teaching experience and has published many papers in national and international journals. His fields of interest include Control Systems, Fuzzy Control, Simulation & Modeling, FPGA, Genetic Algorithm, SCADA System, Signal and Image Processing.

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Fuzzy Controller Design using FPGA for Sun Tracking in Solar Array System

By Basil M. Hamed Mohammed S. El-Moghany

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Feb. 2012

The output power produced by high-concentration solar thermal and photovoltaic systems is directly related to the amount of solar energy acquired by the System, and it is therefore necessary to track the sun’s position with a high degree of accuracy. This paper presents sun tracking generating power system designed and implemented in real time. A tracking mechanism composed of photovoltaic module, stepper motor ,sensors, input/output interface and expert FLC implemented on FPGA, that to track the sun and keep the solar cells always face the sun in most of the day time. The proposed sun tracking fuzzy controller has been tested using Matlab/Simulink program; the simulation results verify the effectiveness of the proposed controller and shows an excellent result.

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