Wireless Sensor Node Powered by Very Low Acoustic Structural Vibrations (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2011)

Mr Thomas Roedig,
Fraunhofer IKTS
Jun 22, 2011.


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Presentation Summary

  • Piezoelectric generator design for low vibration amplitudes
  • Transducer material and manufacturing technology selection
  • Some issues on electronics for power transfer and wireless sensor node
  • Software optimizations due to low power energy supply

Speaker Biography (Thomas Roedig)

Thomas Rödig studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Dresden (Germany). After his Graduation in 2003, he works at Fraunhofer IKTS in the Department Smart Materials and Systems. The focus of his work is the integration of piezoelectric material into systems, which can be actuators, sensors or generators. In the field of piezoelectric generators the author is dealing with topics like material selection, generator design, adaption and storage electronic as well as overall energy management.

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