Electromagnetic Energy Scavenging for Wireless Sensors

Project ID: 535

Cube proposed by: Amir Mortazawi

Unit: Engineering

Cycle: MCubed 1.0

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About this project: 
Advances in technology over the recent years have made it possible to develop low power wireless sensor nodes for applications like environmental monitoring, medical implants and diagnosis of problems associated with the health of civilian infrastructures like bridges and roads. Such sensor nodes must be capable of operating autonomously over a long periods of time. Energy harvesting is considered as one of the key enabling technologies for the design of long lifetime autonomous sensor nodes. Among the various methods of scavenging energy from the surrounding environment, electromagnetic energy harvesting is receiving much attention. This project focuses on the development of a new approach for designing efficient and wide-band energy harvesters capable of capturing stray EM energy from the environment.