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Binary zero-power sensors: an alternative solution for power-free energy-autonomous sensor systems
Author(s): Thomas Frank; Gerald Gerlach; Arndt Steinke
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Paper Abstract

Energy-autarkic sensor systems use energy from their environment for operation and data transfer. This needs both an efficient energy harvesting strategy and an appropriate energy storage management but also ultra-low-power technologies for sensors, signal processing, and wireless signal transfer. Binary Zero-Power Sensors (BIZEPS) are threshold switches which take the switching energy directly from the quantity to be measured. Hence, they deliver the switching states "ON" and "OFF" without any additional electrical energy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8066, Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS V, 80662A (5 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887564
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Thomas Frank, CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik und Photovoltaik GmbH (Germany)
Gerald Gerlach, Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany)
Arndt Steinke, CiS Forschungsinstitu für Mikrosensorik und Photovoltaik GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8066:
Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS V
Ulrich Schmid; José Luis Sánchez-Rojas; Monika Leester-Schaedel, Editor(s)

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