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RTLS and Power Harvesting Ubiquitous Sensing System for Energy Efficiency Applications


Dr Peter Fuhr, Distinguished Scientist
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States
 
 
This presentation was given at Energy Harvesting and Storage USA 2011 on Nov 16, 2011.
 

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Presentation Summary

  • Inexpensive sensors for industrial and commercial building applications
  • Power harvesting of RF signals using directional signal seeking antennas
  • Low resolution sensing with "crowd sourcing" data analysis reduces need for high fidelity (a.k.a. expensive) sensors
  • RTLS-based signal clustering provides statistical basis for measurement trend analysis.
 
Lead author Dr. Peter Fuhr
Co-authors Teja Kuruganti, Wayne Manges, Timothy McIntyre (ONRL)

Speaker Biography (Peter Fuhr)

Dr. Peter Fuhr has been involved in industrial wireless, sensors, and secure systems for 30+ years as a NASA space optical physicist, university professor, and serial entrepreneur. Dr. Fuhr, Distinguished Scientist, Measurement Science and System Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory serves as the Co-chair of The Secure Infrastructure Controls Society, is the Director of the Association for Advanced Agricultural Technology, is the co-founder and past Chairman of the Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance, is the co-founder of ISA100 - The Standard for Industrial Wireless and is the co-chair of ISA's Communication Division.

Company Profile (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

ORNL is a multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by UT-Battelle, LLC. Scientists and engineers at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation's leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean, abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to national security.