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CMOS Indoor Light Energy Harvesting System for Wireless Sensing Applications

  • Carlos Manuel Ferreira Carvalho
  • Nuno Filipe Silva Veríssimo Paulino

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Carlos Manuel Ferreira Carvalho, Nuno Filipe Silva Veríssimo Paulino
    Pages 1-5
  3. Carlos Manuel Ferreira Carvalho, Nuno Filipe Silva Veríssimo Paulino
    Pages 7-42
  4. Carlos Manuel Ferreira Carvalho, Nuno Filipe Silva Veríssimo Paulino
    Pages 43-71
  5. Carlos Manuel Ferreira Carvalho, Nuno Filipe Silva Veríssimo Paulino
    Pages 73-115
  6. Carlos Manuel Ferreira Carvalho, Nuno Filipe Silva Veríssimo Paulino
    Pages 117-156
  7. Carlos Manuel Ferreira Carvalho, Nuno Filipe Silva Veríssimo Paulino
    Pages 157-177
  8. Carlos Manuel Ferreira Carvalho, Nuno Filipe Silva Veríssimo Paulino
    Pages 179-195
  9. Carlos Manuel Ferreira Carvalho, Nuno Filipe Silva Veríssimo Paulino
    Pages 197-201
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 203-216

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses in detail the CMOS implementation of energy harvesting.  The authors describe an integrated, indoor light energy harvesting system, based on a controller circuit that dynamically and automatically adjusts its operation to meet the actual light circumstances of the environment where the system is placed.  The system is intended to power a sensor node, enabling an autonomous wireless sensor network (WSN). Although designed to cope with indoor light levels, the system is also able to work with higher levels, making it an all-round light energy harvesting system.  The discussion includes experimental data obtained from an integrated manufactured prototype, which in conjunction with a photovoltaic (PV) cell, serves as a proof of concept of the desired energy harvesting system.

 ·         Discusses several energy sources which can be used to power energy harvesting systems and includes an overview of PV cell technologies

 ·         Includes an introduction to voltage step-up circuits, with a special emphasis on switched-capacitors (SC) DC-DC voltage converters, energy storing devices and maximum power point tracking (MPPT) techniques

 ·         Presents a complete design flow of an indoor light energy harvesting system designed and implemented in a CMOS technology

Keywords

CMOS Energy Harvesting CMOS Indoor Energy Harvesting Energy Harvesting Energy Harvesting Electronic Systems Energy Harvesting for WSN Energy Harvesting for Wireless Sensing Photovoltaic Cell Technologies

Authors and affiliations

  • Carlos Manuel Ferreira Carvalho
    • 1
  • Nuno Filipe Silva Veríssimo Paulino
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa (IPL)Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL–ADEETC)LisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21617-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21616-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21617-1
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