Practical Energy Harvesting for Batteryless Ambient Backscatter Sensors
AbstractThis work studies the performance of two methods for providing power to an ultra-low power, ambient backscatter tag, omitting the need for any battery. RF energy harvesting from a dedicated source and energy harvesting from ambient light using a single photodiode are compared. Extensive measurement results from tests conducted under real world conditions are offered for both harvesting methods. It is concluded that for a total cost of under 7 Euros the need for a battery can be eliminated, by using a single photodiode element along with a suitable boost converter. The ultra-low power character of the utilized tag enables the use of multiple harvesting methods and paves the way towards truly battery-less wireless sensor systems. View Full-Text
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Vougioukas, G.; Dimitriou, A.; Bletsas, A.; Sahalos, J. Practical Energy Harvesting for Batteryless Ambient Backscatter Sensors. Electronics 2018, 7, 95.
Vougioukas G, Dimitriou A, Bletsas A, Sahalos J. Practical Energy Harvesting for Batteryless Ambient Backscatter Sensors. Electronics. 2018; 7(6):95.Chicago/Turabian Style
Vougioukas, Georgios; Dimitriou, Antonis; Bletsas, Aggelos; Sahalos, John. 2018. "Practical Energy Harvesting for Batteryless Ambient Backscatter Sensors." Electronics 7, no. 6: 95.
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