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Vibration-powered sensing system for engine condition monitoring

Weddell, Alex S., Merrett, Geoff V., Barrow, Stuart and Al-Hashimi, Bashir M. (2012) Vibration-powered sensing system for engine condition monitoring At IET Wireless Sensor Systems 2012, United Kingdom. 18 - 19 Jun 2012. 5 pp.

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Condition monitoring is becoming an established technique for managing the maintenance of machinery in transport applications. Vibration energy harvesting allows wireless systems to be powered without batteries, but most traditional generators have been designed to operate at fixed frequencies. The variety of engine speeds (and hence vibration frequencies) in transport applications therefore means that these are not usable. This paper describes the application-driven specification, design and implementation of a novel vibration-powered sensing system for condition monitoring of engines. This demonstrates that, through careful holistic design of the entire system, condition monitoring systems can be powered solely from machine vibration, managing their energy resources and transmitting sensed data wirelessly.

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e-pub ahead of print date: June 2012
Venue - Dates: IET Wireless Sensor Systems 2012, United Kingdom, 2012-06-18 - 2012-06-19
Keywords: energy harvesting, wireless sensing, system design, condition monitoring
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 339171
ISBN: 9781622762835
PURE UUID: 126620c0-d25a-4e46-ab3d-43edad8293d5
ORCID for Alex S. Weddell: ORCID iD
ORCID for Geoff V. Merrett: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 24 May 2012 10:18
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:54

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Author: Alex S. Weddell ORCID iD
Author: Geoff V. Merrett ORCID iD
Author: Stuart Barrow

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