Energy Harvesting based Sensor Network for Industrial Monitoring (Energy Harvesting and Storage USA 2013)

Dr Tomasz Zawada, Engineering and Research Manager
Meggitt Sensing Systems
Denmark
 
Nov 21, 2013.

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Presentation Summary

• Introduction to technology of piezoelectric energy harvesting micro-generators. Sensor node architecture and sensing capabilities.
 
• Example of real-environment, industrial monitoring network based on autonomous, battery-less, and wireless sensor nodes.
 
• Conclusions and future prospects.

Speaker Biography (Tomasz Zawada)

Tomasz Zawada, holds a PhD degree in Microelectronic Engineering, MSc degree in Electronic Engineering and MBA degree in Management of Technology. Tomasz has more than 10 years of experience in academic and industrial research in the fields of ceramic microsystems, microfluidics and piezoelectric materials and devices. He has authored and co-authored more than 60 scientific publications and reports. Currently, he is working as Engineering and Research Manager at Meggitt A/S, Denmark. His main professional interest is focused on applications of piezoelectric thick films in sensors, transducers and energy harvesting. Privately, he is sharing his free time between travelling and playing electric guitar.

Company Profile (Meggitt A/S)

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50 years of experience in manufacturing high quality piezoelectric ceramics. Meggitt A/S aim at providing materials and components with the highest possible reproducibility of properties and parameters, and to obtain the lowest aging rates in the industry. This strategy enables customers to optimize design and improve performance and production flow. Besides the traditional bulk piezoceramic products Meggitt A/S also provides several printed and flexible piezoelectric solutions.
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