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A Smart Energy Harvesting Platform for Wireless Sensor Network Applications

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Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, 26442 Patras, Greece
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Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus”, 26504 Patras, Greece
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This paper is an extended version of our paper published in IoTI4 2019: International Workshop on IoT Applications and Industry 4.0, Santorini Island, Greece, 29–31 May 2019.
Information 2019, 10(11), 345; https://doi.org/10.3390/info10110345
Received: 30 September 2019 / Revised: 25 October 2019 / Accepted: 1 November 2019 / Published: 6 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue IoT Applications and Industry 4.0)
Advances in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) as well as the solutions for power scavenging can now provide feasible alternatives in a variety of applications. Wireless sensor networks (WSN), which operate on rechargeable batteries, could be based on a fresh basis which aims both at environmental power collection and wireless charging in various shapes and scales. Consequently, a potential illimitable energy supply can override the hypothesis of the limited energy budget (which can also impact the system’s efficiency). The presented platform is able to efficiently power a low power IoT system with processing, sensing and wireless transmission potentials. It incorporates a cutting-edge energy management IC that enables exceptional energy harvesting, applicable on low power and downsized energy generators. In contrast to other schemes, it supports not only a range of power supply alternatives, but also a compound energy depository system. The objective of this paper is to describe the design of the system, the integrated intelligence and the power autonomy performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy harvesting; IoT; smart sensing; low power; energy management; wireless sensor networks energy harvesting; IoT; smart sensing; low power; energy management; wireless sensor networks
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Filios, G.; Katsidimas, I.; Nikoletseas, S.; Tsenempis, I. A Smart Energy Harvesting Platform for Wireless Sensor Network Applications. Information 2019, 10, 345.

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