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Maintenance-free super-capacitor-based WSN power supply
Author(s): Mihai G. Vidrascu; Paul Svasta; Marian Vladescu
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Paper Abstract

Super-capacitors are highly reliable devices, outlasting any existing battery in operating conditions, cycle number and ruggedness. They are perfect candidates for energy storage in remote wireless sensor network nodes. Other applications [1] use a combination of rechargeable battery as the main storage device and a low capacity EDLC as energy buffer. This paper describes the design and the results from a module consisting of a single large capacitor, a MPPC charger and a boost converter. Unlike other devices, this prototype uses one storage device (a single EDLC), it does not involve software components [2] and it can operate from a single solar cell.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10010, Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VIII, 100101F (14 December 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2246114
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Mihai G. Vidrascu, Univ. Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania)
Paul Svasta, Univ. Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania)
Marian Vladescu, Univ. Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10010:
Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VIII
Marian Vladescu; Cornel T. Panait; Razvan Tamas; George Caruntu; Ionica Cristea, Editor(s)

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