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Energy harvesting with low-power electronics
Author(s): Tomasz Jannson; Thomas Forrester; Kevin Degrood; Eric Gans; Kang Lee; Kathy Nguyen; Kevin Walter; Andrew Kostrzewski
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2010
PDF: 15 pages
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
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Tomasz Jannson, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Thomas Forrester, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Kevin Degrood, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Eric Gans, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Kang Lee, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Kathy Nguyen, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Kevin Walter, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Andrew Kostrzewski, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7666:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IX
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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