This paper presents initial results toward the implementation of a wireless sensor network (WSN) demonstration testbed powered up by vibration energy, as part of the E-CROPS project. The testbed uses MicaZ Motes, supplied by AA batteries. The power drawn by Motes in different modes of operation are measured. Design details of an electromagnetic harvester, and experimental results of charging AA batteries with this harvester at 10 Hz vibration generated in the laboratory, are presented.
Towards a vibration energy harvesting WSN demonstration testbed
For more details:
- S. Baghaee, H. Ulusan, S. Chamanian, O. Zorlu, E. Uysal-Biyikoglu, and H. Kulah, “Demonstration of Energy-Neutral Operation on a WSN Testbed Using Vibration Energy Harvesting,” European Wireless 2014 (EW2014), Barcelona, Spain, 14-16th May 2014.
- Chamanian, S.; Baghaee, S.; Ulusan, H.; Zorlu, Ö.; Külah, H.; Uysal-Biyikoglu, E. Powering-up Wireless Sensor Nodes Utilizing Rechargeable Batteries and an Electromagnetic Vibration Energy Harvesting System . Energies 2014, 7, 6323-6339.
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