Maximizing Power Output of Energy Harvesting Systems with Optimized Power Management (Internet of Things & WSN Europe 2014)

Mr Henrik Zessin, Project Manager
Fraunhofer IIS


Berlin 2014 Audio Presentation - Fraunhofer IIS*

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Presentation Summary

• Characterization of ambient energy sources
• Optimized power and battery management circuits (DC-DC, AC-DC, MPPT, micro battery monitoring )
• Application examples of self-powered systems: Bridge monitoring, tracking systems, home automation

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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