Self-Powered WSN for Distributed Data Center Monitoring
AbstractMonitoring environmental parameters in data centers is gathering nowadays increasing attention from industry, due to the need of high energy efficiency of cloud services. We present the design and the characterization of an energy neutral embedded wireless system, prototyped to monitor perpetually environmental parameters in servers and racks. It is powered by an energy harvesting module based on Thermoelectric Generators, which converts the heat dissipation from the servers. Starting from the empirical characterization of the energy harvester, we present a power conditioning circuit optimized for the specific application. The whole system has been enhanced with several sensors. An ultra-low-power micro-controller stacked over the energy harvesting provides an efficient power management. Performance have been assessed and compared with the analytical model for validation. View Full-Text
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Brunelli, D.; Passerone, R.; Rizzon, L.; Rossi, M.; Sartori, D. Self-Powered WSN for Distributed Data Center Monitoring. Sensors 2016, 16, 57.
Brunelli D, Passerone R, Rizzon L, Rossi M, Sartori D. Self-Powered WSN for Distributed Data Center Monitoring. Sensors. 2016; 16(1):57.Chicago/Turabian Style
Brunelli, Davide; Passerone, Roberto; Rizzon, Luca; Rossi, Maurizio; Sartori, Davide. 2016. "Self-Powered WSN for Distributed Data Center Monitoring." Sensors 16, no. 1: 57.
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