Challenges of Energy Harvesting Solutions in Automotive Sensor Applications (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2012)

Ms Mikaela Ohman, Chairman, Sensor Technology
Volvo Technology
Sweden
 
May 15, 2012.

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Presentation Summary

  • There are many advantages of incorporating wireless energy harvesting components in automotive sensor applications, but the components will be subject to harsh conditions and demands
  • Challenges inherent to the automotive environment
  • Safety aspects
  • Security & dependability aspects

Speaker Biography (Mikaela Ohman)

Mikaela Öhman is the chairman of the Volvo Group sensor technology committee and works actively in the area of Advanced Technology & Research within the Volvo Group Trucks Technology organization. Mikaela joined the Volvo Group in 2001 and has experience from a majority of the Volvo Group product line. Her focus lies with electronic hardware development in automotive applications, in particular sensors and sensor related components. Mikaela holds a M.Sc in Space Engineering and a B.Sc in Electronics from Umeå University in Sweden.

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