Introduction to design techniques for energy harvesting

T Koçak, DK Pradhan

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An introduction to different design techniques for energy harvesting has been presented. Energy scavenging approaches are now considered real contenders as an alternative for powering ubiquitously deployed mobile and wireless electronic devices such as sensor network nodes. The demand is driven by several factors such as increasing energy costs for medium-to-large systems and the lack of sufficient battery power for ever increasing functionality of small and mobile devices. A photovoltaic-panel based energy harvesting is chosen for the wireless sensor system design. Real-time scheduling algorithms are proposed to assign energy to upcoming tasks in a short-time perspective. The proposed DC-to-DC voltage-level shifter, called ULS, reduces dynamic power and leakage of the analog/mixed signal system-on-a-chips while making their re-configurability easier.
Translated title of the contributionIntroduction to design techniques for energy harvesting
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 2
Number of pages1
JournalACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems
Volume6 (2)
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)


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