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An investigation of self-powered systems for condition monitoring applications

James, E.P., Tudor, M.J., Beeby, S.P., Harris, N.R., Glynne-Jones, P., Ross, J.N. and White, N.M. (2004) An investigation of self-powered systems for condition monitoring applications [in special issue: Selected Papers from Eurosensors XVI Prague, Czech Republic] Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 110, (1-3), pp. 171-176. (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2003.10.057).

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Over recent years there has been a growing interest in the field of micro-systems and their applications across a wide range of areas, including sensor-based systems able to operate with full galvanic isolation. This paper details the development of a self-powered system, specifically for sensor applications that can be energised on a test rig by an electromagnetic vibration-powered generator. This enables wireless operation without the use of a battery with a finite service life. The results of two systems designed for remote sensing in condition monitoring applications are discussed. The first system uses a liquid crystal display to provide the system output; the second uses an infra-red link to transmit the data output.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 29 December 2003
Published date: 1 February 2004
Keywords: energy harvesting, self-powered, wireless communications
Organisations: Engineering Science Unit, EEE


Local EPrints ID: 260605
ISSN: 0924-4247
PURE UUID: bc1b6529-b1d4-4256-882f-d8379645059f
ORCID for S.P. Beeby: ORCID iD
ORCID for N.R. Harris: ORCID iD
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Date deposited: 02 Mar 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:12

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Author: E.P. James
Author: M.J. Tudor
Author: S.P. Beeby ORCID iD
Author: N.R. Harris ORCID iD
Author: P. Glynne-Jones ORCID iD
Author: J.N. Ross
Author: N.M. White ORCID iD

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