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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Venue - Dates: IET Wireless Sensor Systems 2012, United Kingdom, 2012-06-18 - 2012-06-19
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Keywords: energy harvesting, wireless sensing, system design, condition monitoring
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems
ePrint ID: 339171
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June 2012e-pub ahead of print
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 10:18
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 17:05
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