Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Systems

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Stephen Beeby, Neil M. White
Artech House, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 292 pages
This unique resource provides a detailed understanding of the options for harvesting energy from localized, renewable sources to supply power to autonomous wireless systems. You are introduced to a variety of types of autonomous system and wireless networks and discover the capabilities of existing battery-based solutions, RF solutions, and fuel cells. The book focuses on the most promising harvesting techniques, including solar, kinetic, and thermal energy. You also learn the implications of the energy harvesting techniques on the design of the power management electronics in a system. This in-depth reference discusses each energy harvesting approach in detail, comparing and contrasting its potential in the field.

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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Wireless Devices and Sensor Networks
Chapter 3 Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting
Chapter 4 Kinetic Energy Harvesting
Chapter 5 Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting
Chapter 6 Power Management Electronics
Chapter 7 Energy Storage
Chapter 8 Case Study Adaptive EnergyAware Sensor Networks
Chapter 9 Concluding Remarks
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Neil M.White is Professor of Intelligent Sensor Systems and Head of the Electronics and Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton, UK.

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