Title: Energy harvesting for wireless sensor nodes: investigation of architectures and sources of energy
Authors: S. Mekid, Z. Zhu
Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Dept., KFUPM, 31261 Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. ' School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester, M60 1QD, UK
Abstract: Power harvesting becomes an extremely important issue with evolving wireless sensing in various types of applications. This paper presents a research highlight on the design of an energy harvesting system with small geometric characteristics operating indoor for wireless sensor nodes. After analysing the power consumption of each component in a sensor node and evaluating experimentally the amount of harvested energy, the paper proposes a possible architecture of energy harvesting system and provides design considerations.
Keywords: energy harvesting; wireless sensor nodes; vibration; solar panels; piezoelectricity buzzer; power harvesting; wireless sensing; power consumption.
International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, 2009 Vol.1 No.2, pp.239 - 249
Published online: 26 Jan 2009 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article