RF Energy Harvesting & Wireless Power: RFID Deployments & Sensor Applications
Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom F
16:30 - 16:50
This session will cover existing and new deployments of RF energy harvesting and wireless power in sensor networks across various industries and applications. Real-world deployments will be examined along with the problems "power over distance" has solved, including remote battery recharging and powering battery-free designs.
Speaker Biography (Charles Greene)
Dr. Charles Greene is the chief operating officer and chief technical officer of Powercast Corporation. He has over seventeen years of experience in the Radio Frequency (RF) field, including fourteen years at Powercast. Dr. Greene is an expert in wireless power transfer, antenna design, and RFID. He has over twenty issued US patents and many other foreign and pending patents in the wireless power and RFID fields. Dr. Greene has published many articles and presented at various industry-leading conferences in the US, Europe, and Japan. He received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001, 2002, and 2006, respectively.
Company Profile (Powercast)
Powercast is the leader in RF-based wireless power technology that enables long-range, true wireless charging without wires or charging mats. Since 2003, Powercast has provided solutions that combine its FCC-approved transmitter and high-efficiency receiver chip to enable over-the-air recharging of one or many devices.
How it works: A transmitter sends RF energy to the Powerharvester® receiver chip embedded in a device, which efficiently converts it to DC to recharge its batteries or directly power the device.
Two long-range transmitters serve different markets. Powercast's Powercaster® was FCC approved in 2010 for commercial and industrial applications, and its PowerSpot® targets consumer electronics.