Progresses on methodologies and devices for Energy Harvesting in autonomous or quasi-autonomous Sensors and Transducers
Recently, there has been an increasing demand for self-powered sensor nodes, smart sensing devices and autonomous measurement systems based on novel transducers for energy scavenging.
It must be observed that energy scavengers for sensing elements and transducers arouse interests in the international community with particular emphasis in the area of measurements and metrology where the interest to recovery energy from the environment and to supply or to sustain measurement architectures is highly felt in macro scale but also in integrated scale (MEMS, Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) and nano scale (NEMS, Nano-Electro-Mechanical-Systems).
It is worth noting that several ways to optimize the amount of harvested energy coming from the environment (i.e. kinetic vibrations), have been explored in literature, as regards the conversion, extraction mechanisms and the exploitation of nonlinearity in order to improve the performance of the device which is able to supply or to sustain the specific sensor or transducer.
The session will be devoted to linear and nonlinear transduction methodologies for efficient collection of energy from environmental sources, to methodologies for characterization and efficiency evaluation, to applications and development of battery-less sensors and transducers, to design and fabrication of novel transducers also at MEMS and NEMS scale, to autonomous and self-sustained low-power devices.
Submissions are welcome but not limited to the following topics:
- Self-powered and autonomous sensors
- Transducers for energy scavenging
- Novel methodologies of measurement based on nonlinear behaviours
- Linear and Nonlinear mechanisms and techniques
- Emerging technologies and methods for energy harvesting
- Power management and interfaces
- Models and simulations in energy harvesters for sensor and transducers
Prof. Grzegorz Litak, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Invited Speaker Presentation Topic
Multiple response of nonlinear energy harvesting in the presence of noisy and periodic components
Organizer and Contact Information
Carlo Trigona, DIEEI, University of Catania, Catania, Italy (firstname.lastname@example.org)