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Energy Harvesting in Internet of Things

  • Cheuk-Wang YauEmail author
  • Tyrone Tai-On Kwok
  • Chi-Un Lei
  • Yu-Kwong Kwok
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Part of the Internet of Things book series (ITTCC)

Abstract

Powering billions of connected devices has been recognized as one of the biggest hurdles in the development of Internet of Things (IoT). With such a volume of tiny and ubiquitous smart physical objects in this new Internet paradigm, power cables or sizable battery packs are no longer a viable option to bring them online for years and decades. Energy harvesting, which enables devices to be self-sustaining, has been deemed a prominent solution to these constraints. This chapter provides a comprehensive review of IoT devices, from their roles and responsibilities, to the challenges of operating them autonomously in heterogeneous environments. The concepts, principles and design considerations for energy harvesting are introduced to aid researchers and practitioners to incorporate this key technology into their next applications.

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  • Cheuk-Wang Yau
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tyrone Tai-On Kwok
    • 1
  • Chi-Un Lei
    • 1
  • Yu-Kwong Kwok
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringThe University of Hong KongPokfulamHong Kong

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