Tinsley, Nick F., Witts, Stuart T., Ansell, Jacob M. R., Barnes, Emily, Jenkins, Simeon M., Raveendran, Dhanushan, Merrett, Geoff V. and Weddell, Alex S.
Poster Abstract: Enspect—Simplifying the Design of Energy Harvesting Systems
At 13th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2015), Korea, Republic of.
01 - 04 Nov 2015.
The design of sensing systems powered from energy harvesting can be complex. Design decisions are required concerning the properties and parameters of energy harvesting, conversion, and storage devices. The quantity and properties of environmental energy are typically both temporally and spatially variant, while the current consumption of the load electronics also changes dynamically. In this paper we describe Enspect, an open-source hardware/software tool which simplifies the design of energy harvesting sensing systems by assisting in the specification of harvesting and storage devices. It does this by enabling the long-term collection of data on energy availability, and modeling and simulating the performance of a complete system.
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