Self-powered Sensors and Energy harvesting
This project aims at development self-powered wireless sensors for a variety of applications. We develop energy harvesters, energy conversion circuitry and ultra-low power sensors. One of the goals is to design a platform that is agnostic to the energy source: vibration energy harvested by an electromagnetic harvester or piezo harvester; wind energy, energy of thermal gradients, etc.
Demonstration: Electromagnetic energy harvesting from bridge vibration
Demonstration: piezolectric energy harvesting from machine excitation
Self-powered sensors for monitoring of highway bridges