Energy Harvesting & Storage USA
Energy Harvesting & Storage USA
Energy Harvesting & Storage USA
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Conference Agenda


Tuesday, 03 Nov 2009

 The Market
 Wireless Sensor Network Systems
 Military and Systems
10:00The Facility
09:10SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego
09:35Robert Bosch LLC
10:25Coffee & Networking Break
 Oil & Gas
 Energy Harvesting in Consumer Electronics
 New Thin Film Battery Technology
12:20Infinite Power Solutions

Track 1

14:35IMEC/Holst Centre
14:10HCA - Hospital Corporation of America
 Packaging & Retail
15:00Structural Graphics
15:25Coffee & Networking Break
16:20Lockheed Martin
16:45Fisk University
17:00Day 1, Track 1 Ends

Track 2

 Our Energy Harvesting Needs
14:10Savi Technology
 Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters
15:00Advanced Cerametrics
15:25Coffee & Networking Break
 WSN & RTLS Powered by Energy Harvesters
15:55EnOcean Alliance
 RTLS with Passive RFID
17:10Day 1 Track 2 Ends

Wednesday, 04 Nov 2009

Track 1

 New Forms of Photovoltaics for Harvesting
 RF and EM Energy Harvesting
10:40Coffee & Networking Break
11:20University of Colorado
 Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters
 Batteries, Supercapacitors & Other Storage
14:45City College of New York
15:10Widetronix Inc
15:35Coffee & Networking Break
 Thermal Energy Harvesting
16:00Thermo Life Energy Corp
16:25Tellurex Corporation
16:50Day 2 Track 1 Ends

Track 2

10:40Coffee & Networking Break
11:20Axcess International
09:50Traak Systems
09:00GE Global Research
10:15Schneider Electric
 RTLS and Active RFID
11:45RF Technologies
 Wireless Power
12:10Leggett & Platt
 Ultra Low Power Electronics
12:35Texas Instruments
14:20University of Michigan
 Harvesting Energy from Multiple Energy Sources
15:35Coffee & Networking Break
15:10Texas Micropower
16:25University of Manchester Intellectual Property Ltd
16:50Day 2 Track 2 Ends

Wednesday November 04, 2009

Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters (11:45 - 12:35)

11:45 - 12:10 "Synchronized Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring"
  • A wireless structural health monitoring system using strain, vibration, and solar energy sources for power has been demonstrated.
  • Time synchronization of data collected by multiple wireless sensor nodes has been achieved to within +/- 4 microseconds.
  • A wireless sensor data aggregator (WSDA(TM)) has been demonstrated to automatically collect wireless sensor data and forward these data to a secure server on the internet.
This presentation reports on a versatile, fully programmable wireless structural health monitoring system, designed to synchronize and record data from a range of wireless sensors, including strain gauges, accelerometers, force, pressure, and torque cells. Data were collected at multiple sampling rates, time stamped, and aggregated within a single scalable database on a base station, termed the wireless sensor data aggregator (WSDA). The WSDA also provided a beacon to synchronize each sensor node's embedded precision timekeeper. High speed wireless sensor nodes were demonstrated to be capable of data logging in bursts (50 K samples/second, 1 second duration, once a minute) while consuming only 16 mW. In this mode, high sample rate nodes can operate perpetually, without batteries, by using miniature vibration energy harvesters, which provided 37 milliwatts of continuous DC power under conditions replicating a helicopter gearbox. Wireless node network initial synchronization in response to a centrally broadcast network command, such as to initiate node sampling, or to synchronize node time keepers, was measured at +/- 4 microseconds. With the time synchronization beacon sent only at the onset of a two hour long test run at temperatures of -40 to +85 deg C, the system's timing accuracy was ~5 milliseconds. The system is capable of remote reporting using mobile phone networks, with satellite communications under development. These capabilities enable critical structural sensor data to be managed remotely and automatically without the need for battery maintenance.
12:10 - 12:35 "Cost-Effective Piezoelectric-based Energy Harvesting Solution for Tire Pressure Monitoring System"
  • Market Potential, Opportunities of Energy Harvesting Technologies
  • Technical Approaches of Energy Harvesting
  • Potential EH-related Patents/IPs
This IDTechEx event, focusing on the application of the technology as well as giving the latest technology trends, is the meeting place for users, developers and system integrators.


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