Multi-energy, Self-powered Wireless Sensor Network (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2012)

Mr Henrik Zessin, Project Manager
Fraunhofer IIS
2012 5월16일.


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Presentation Summary

  • Sensornodes with piezo-harvester or thermo-electric generator
  • Power management for different ambient energy sources
  • Applications: Bridge monitoring, tracking systems

Speaker Biography (Henrik Zessin)

Henrik Zessin studied Mechatronics at the University of Erlangen / Germany and graduated with a Dipl.¬Ing. degree in 2010. Since 2010, he works for the Fraunhofer IIS in the power efficient systems department. He is a project manager in the "integrated energy supplies" group where he is doing research and design on the field of power and battery management, energy transmission and energy harvesting. His work includes integrated circuit and system design as well as software development. The focus of his research lies in the field of power management for electrodynamic energy harvesting devices.

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