Energy Autonomous Wireless Instruments in the Process Industry (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2015)

Dr Kai Koenig, Senior Scientist
Dr Ulf Ahrend, Principal Scientist-Sensor Solutions
Apr 28, 2015.


Europe 2015 Presentation - ABB*
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Presentation Summary

Wireless instruments for the process industry can be powered locally using batteries or various concepts of energy harvesting. We compare different alternatives of external and internal power sources, and demonstrate which new applications may be enabled by energy harvesting. ABB's thermoelectrically powered temperature transmitter and upcoming pressure transmitter will be shown as examples.

Speaker Biography (Kai Koenig)

Dr. Kai König is employed as a scientist at the ABB Corporate Research Center in Ladenburg, Germany. His current research topics include industrial sensors, energy harvesting, and autonomous process devices. He studied physics, microelectronics and biology in Heidelberg, and received his PhD in 2011 from the German Cancer Research Center and the University of Heidelberg for his work on microparticle-based peptide array synthesis on CMOS chips.

Speaker Biography (Ulf Ahrend)

Ulf Ahrend studied Physics at the Technical University Braunschweig and at Virginia Tech (USA). During his Ph.D. studies he worked on turbulent heat transfer at MIT and Technical University Braunschweig.
Currently, he is Principal Scientist at ABB's Corporate Research Center Germany. His main focus is on sensor-based condition monitoring and autonomous sensing devices using energy harvesting.

Company Profile (ABB)

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