LUMS and University of Maryland Collaborate on Mobile Phone Battery Research

Monday, June 17, 2019

The Department of Electrical Engineering (EE), Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) at LUMS and The Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), University of Maryland have recently started collaboration on the research of battery discharge profiles of in-service mobile phones.

The performance of Lithium-based batteries in mobile phones is highly dependent on their usage profiles, among other factors such as aging, operating temperature, and internal defects. Since many applications and processes draw power from phone batteries in varied patterns, the usage patterns affect the life and performance of mobile phones.  This study will be collecting and evaluating battery discharge profiles under active phone operations to estimate the effects on the remaining charge and the life cycle of phone batteries. The focus will start with the discharge profiles of Android phones to estimate the aging process by using application program interfaces (API) software and an Android Package (APK).

SBASSE and CALCE practice a no-boundaries philosophy, which encourages cross-disciplinary collaborations. The school’s impressive scholars and its global collaborations make it a great partner in furthering battery research.

For more information, please contact Dr. Hassan Abbas Khan