21 May 2015 An efficient start-up circuitry for de-energized ultra-low power energy harvesting systems
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Cyber-physical systems often include small wireless devices to measure physical quantities or control a technical process. These devices need a self-sufficient power supply because no wired infrastructure is available. Their operational time can be enhanced by energy harvesting systems. However, the convertible power is often limited and discontinuous which requires the need of an energy storage unit. If this unit (and thus the whole system) is de-energized, the start-up process may take a significant amount of time because of an inefficient energy harvesting process. Therefore, this paper presents a system which enables a safe and fast start-up from the de-energized state.
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Leander B. Hörmann, Leander B. Hörmann, Achim Berger, Achim Berger, Lukas Salzburger, Lukas Salzburger, Peter Priller, Peter Priller, Andreas Springer, Andreas Springer, } "An efficient start-up circuitry for de-energized ultra-low power energy harvesting systems", Proc. SPIE 9517, Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS VII; and Cyber Physical Systems, 95172E (21 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2179595; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2179595
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