Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Systems

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Stephen Beeby, Neil White
Artech House, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 292 pages
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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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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Wireless Devices and Sensor Networks
7
Chapter 3 Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting
45
Chapter 4 Kinetic Energy Harvesting
91
Chapter 5 Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting
135
Chapter 6 Power Management Electronics
159
Chapter 7 Energy Storage
211
Chapter 8 Case Study Adaptive EnergyAware Sensor Networks
253
Chapter 9 Concluding Remarks
277
About the Editors
279
Index
283
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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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