A self-supporting wireless IoT node that uses kinetic energy harvesting

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Abstract

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is expected to be the next revolution of the internet where trillions of IoT nodes will be deployed on a global scale. It is foreseen that a considerable part of these will be deployed in smart buildings and smart homes where they will provide innovative solutions, products, and services. However, this vision contains one major challenge in terms of providing energy to the wireless part of the IoT nodes. This paper proposes a specific solution in form of harvesting energy from a vibrating cantilever beam that has been set into vibration by some user activity. This harvested energy is used to power a transmitter with sufficient energy to overcome the considerable path-losses found inside buildings. From simulations it has been found that a simple user activity such as opening a closet provides enough energy to transmit a short message (one byte) at a distance of approximately 7 meters in an indoor environment.
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Detaljer

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is expected to be the next revolution of the internet where trillions of IoT nodes will be deployed on a global scale. It is foreseen that a considerable part of these will be deployed in smart buildings and smart homes where they will provide innovative solutions, products, and services. However, this vision contains one major challenge in terms of providing energy to the wireless part of the IoT nodes. This paper proposes a specific solution in form of harvesting energy from a vibrating cantilever beam that has been set into vibration by some user activity. This harvested energy is used to power a transmitter with sufficient energy to overcome the considerable path-losses found inside buildings. From simulations it has been found that a simple user activity such as opening a closet provides enough energy to transmit a short message (one byte) at a distance of approximately 7 meters in an indoor environment.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelInternet of Things – Business Models, Users, and Networks
Antal sider6
ForlagIEEE
Publikationsdato23 nov. 2017
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-5386-3197-3
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 23 nov. 2017
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewJa
BegivenhedJoint CTTE and CMI conference 2017: Internet of Things – Business Models, Users, and Networks - AAU-Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Danmark
Varighed: 23 nov. 201724 nov. 2017
http://www.conf.cmi.aau.dk/10th+CMI+Conference+2017/

Konference

KonferenceJoint CTTE and CMI conference 2017: Internet of Things – Business Models, Users, and Networks
LokationAAU-Copenhagen
LandDanmark
ByCopenhagen
Periode23/11/201724/11/2017
Internetadresse
NavnConference of Telecommunication, Media and Internet Techno-Economics (CTTE). Proceedings.

    Forskningsområder

  • Internet-of-Things, piezo-electric energy harvesting, IoT wireless communication, smart buildings and homes

Kort

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