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Handbook of Energy Harvesting Power Supplies and Applications

by Peter Spies, Markus Pollak and Loreto Mateu

This handbook describes the fundamentals and principles of energy harvesting and describes the background and theory for designing energy harvesting power supplies. The four sections of the book cover overall system design of wireless sensing;  five types of transducers, namely, piezoelectric, electromagnetic, electrostatic, thermoelectric, and solar cells; power supply circuits commonly used for energy harvesting applications, and RF power transmission and energy storage for electrical buffering; and applications of energy harvesting power supplies, including building automation, structural health monitoring, tire pressure monitoring, logistics, and some consumer electronic applications. This is an ideal book for those wanting to learn more about wireless energy harvesting in general. Its main focus is on power supply design for energy harvesting applications of wireless sensors. It contains a wealth of information that can be used to design energy harvesting circuits and to create ideas for new circuit topologies.

IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814241861
  • Subject: Power Electronics
  • Published: June 2015
  • Pages: 592