Piezo Energy Harvesting to WSN at ITT (Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2010)

Mr Robin Padden, Senior Staff Engineer
ITT Acoustic Systems
United States
Nov 17, 2010.


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Presentation Summary

  • Web-based real time condition based monitoring (CBM) for vibrating equipment.
  • Powered by energy harvested from small machine vibrations by piezoelectric energy harvesters - no batteries
  • Data gathered by wireless sensor network - no cables
  • Live wireless pump CBM demo

Speaker Biography (Robin Padden)

Robin Padden is a senior staff electrical engineer at ITT Corporation's Acoustic Systems Division in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has a MSEE from Stanford University and a Bachelor's in electrical engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Mr. Padden's experience includes linear and switching sonar power amplifier, preamplifier, T/R switch and power supply designs along with resolving EMI issues in systems that utilize the same. He is listed as inventor on several patents in these fields.