Energy harvesting from car motion

Published: Friday, 26 December 2014
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 We decided to test if we can perform useful sensing from vibrations in a passenger car. Take a look at the results! 

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Door security

Published: Friday, 26 December 2014
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A simple security application demonstrating the use of energy harvesting for monitoring of door traffic.

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Monitoring of vibrating machinery

Published: Friday, 26 December 2014
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To show feasibility of using energy harvesting for monitoring of vibrating machinery we performed a simple experiment. An AmbioMote-based wireless sensor is powered by vibration created by a running AC motor of a desktop drill press.

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Highway bridge monitoring

Published: Friday, 26 December 2014
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An early prototype of AmbioMote has been used in sensor powered by bridge vibration. Passing traffic causes deflections of the bridge girder which excite an electromagnetic generator tuned to one of the fundamental frequencies. Energy from the generator is used by AmbioMote.

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Energy harvesting from rotating machinery

Published: Friday, 26 December 2014
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This demonstration establishes feasibility of using energy harvesting for rotating machinery. A piezoelectric energy harvester in combination with AmbioMote24-A achieved transmission rates up to 8 transmissions per second at ~500rpm.

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