5 May 2010 Energy harvesting with low-power electronics
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In this paper, a novel concept of energy harvesting, applicable to both wired and wireless self-powered low-power electronic devices, is discussed. Types of energy harvesting include solar/optical, thermal, IR, and mechanical. Overall power budgets and control circuitry are discussed, including maximizing Mean Time between Battery Replacement/Recharge values. It is shown that in the case of low-power wireless electronics, surprisingly low amounts of daily direct solar exposure are sufficient to satisfy overall system power consumption.
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Tomasz Jannson, Thomas Forrester, Kevin Degrood, Eric Gans, Kang Lee, Kathy Nguyen, Kevin Walter, Andrew Kostrzewski, "Energy harvesting with low-power electronics", Proc. SPIE 7666, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IX, 766627 (5 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850534; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.850534
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