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Energy harvesting schemes for building interior environment monitoring
Author(s): Pawel Zylka; Dominik Pociecha
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Paper Abstract

A vision to supply microelectronic devices without batteries making them perpetual or extending time of service in battery-oriented mobile supply schemes is the driving force of the research related to ambient energy harvesting. Energy harnessing aims thus at extracting energy from various ambient energy “pools”, which generally are cost- or powerineffective to be scaled up for full-size, power-plant energy generation schemes supplying energy in electric form. These include – but are not limited to - waste heat, electromagnetic hum, vibrations, or human-generated power in addition to traditional renewable energy resources like water flow, tidal and wind energy or sun radiation which can also be exploited at the miniature scale by energy scavengers. However, in case of taking advantage of energy harvesting strategies to power up sensors monitoring environment inside buildings adaptable energy sources are restrained to only some which additionally are limited in spatial and temporal accessibility as well as available power. The paper explores experimentally an energy harvesting scheme exploiting human kinesis applicable in indoor environment for supplying a wireless indoor micro-system, monitoring ambient air properties (pressure, humidity and temperature).

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10161, 14th International Conference on Optical and Electronic Sensors, 1016105 (10 November 2016);
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Pawel Zylka, Wroclaw Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
Dominik Pociecha, Wroclaw Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10161:
14th International Conference on Optical and Electronic Sensors
Piotr Jasiński, Editor(s)

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