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Flexible Integration of Alternative Energy Sources for Autonomous Sensing

Weddell, Alex S., Grabham, Neil J., Harris, Nick R. and White, Neil M. (2008) Flexible Integration of Alternative Energy Sources for Autonomous Sensing At Electronics System-Integration Technology Conference, United Kingdom. 01 - 04 Sep 2008. , pp. 597-600.

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Recent developments in energy harvesting and autonomous sensing mean that it is now possible to power sensors solely from energy harvested from the environment. Clearly this is dependent on sufficient environmental energy being present. The range of feasible environments for operation can be extended by combining multiple energy sources on a sensor node. The effective monitoring of their energy resources is also important to deliver sustained and effective operation. This paper outlines the issues concerned with combining and managing multiple energy sources on sensor nodes. This problem is approached from both a hardware and embedded software viewpoint. A complete system is described in which energy is harvested from both light and vibration, stored in a common energy store, and interrogated and managed by the node.

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Submitted date: 4 September 2008
Additional Information: Event Dates: September 1-4, 2008
Venue - Dates: Electronics System-Integration Technology Conference, United Kingdom, 2008-09-01 - 2008-09-04
Keywords: energy management, energy harvesting, wireless sensor networks
Organisations: EEE


Local EPrints ID: 265830
ISBN: 978-1-4244-2814-4
PURE UUID: 011d7e61-78cf-4a24-9e57-31d0473942a9
ORCID for Nick R. Harris: ORCID iD
ORCID for Neil M. White: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 30 May 2008 09:49
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:22

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Author: Alex S. Weddell
Author: Neil J. Grabham
Author: Nick R. Harris ORCID iD
Author: Neil M. White ORCID iD

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