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dc.contributor.authorPenella López, María Teresa
dc.contributor.authorGasulla Forner, Manuel
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica
dc.date.accessioned2007-09-13T17:28:03Z
dc.date.available2007-09-13T17:28:03Z
dc.date.issued2007-05-01
dc.identifier.isbn1-4244-0588-2
dc.identifier.issn1091-5281
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/1184
dc.description.abstractCurrent commercial autonomous sensors are mainly powered by primary batteries. Batteries need to be replaced and hence can become the largest and most expensive part of the system. On the other hand, our environment is full of waste and unused energy such as that coming from the sun or mechanical vibrations. As a result, commercial energy harvesters are increasingly available to power autonomous sensors. This work presents and analyses commercial energy harvesters currently available. First, environmental energy sources are classified and described. Then, energy harvesting principles are described and some guidelines are given to calculate the maximum power consumption allowed and the energy storage capacity required for the autonomous sensor. Finally, commercial energy harvesters are evaluated to determine their capability to power a commercial autonomous sensor in some given circumstances.
dc.format.extent5
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofIEEE INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Spain
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria electrònica::Instrumentació i mesura::Sensors i actuadors
dc.subject.lcshDetectors
dc.subject.otherCommercial energy harvesters
dc.subject.otherEnergy harvesting
dc.subject.otherHarvesting principles
dc.subject.otherWireless sensor nodes
dc.subject.otherAutonomous sensors
dc.titleA review of commercial energy harvesters for autonomous sensors
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacSensors
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GRUP ISI - Grup d'Instrumentació, Sensors i Interfícies
dc.date.end2007-05-03
dc.date.start2007-05-01
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
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