Energy options for wireless sensor nodes

Knight, Chris, Davidson, Joshua, and Behrens, Sam (2008) Energy options for wireless sensor nodes. Sensors, 8 (12). pp. 8037-8066.

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Reduction in size and power consumption of consumer electronics has opened up many opportunities for low power wireless sensor networks. One of the major challenges is in supporting battery operated devices as the number of nodes in a network grows. The two main alternatives are to utilize higher energy density sources of stored energy, or to generate power at the node from local forms of energy. This paper reviews the state-of-the art technology in the field of both energy storage and energy harvesting for sensor nodes. The options discussed for energy storage include batteries, capacitors, fuel cells, heat engines and betavoltaic systems. The field of energy harvesting is discussed with reference to photovoltaics, temperature gradients, fluid flow, pressure variations and vibration harvesting.

Item ID: 8772
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1424-8220
Keywords: energy harvesting; energy storage; wireless sensor networks; sensor nodes
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This publication was included as Chapter 2 of the following PhD thesis: Davidson, Josh (2016) Energy harvesting for marine based sensors. PhD thesis, James Cook University, which is available Open Access in ResearchOnline@JCU. Please see the Related URLs for access.

Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2010 04:58
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850599 Renewable Energy not elsewhere classified @ 50%
85 ENERGY > 8506 Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply > 850699 Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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