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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Autonomous Multisensor System Powered By A Solar Thermoelectric Energy Harvester With Ultralow-power Management Circuit
Author: Dias
Pedro Carvalhaes; Oliveira Morais
Flavio Jose; de Morais Franca
Maria Bernadete; Ferreira
Elnatan Chagas; Cabot
Andreu; Siqueira Dias
Jose A.
Abstract: An autonomous multisensor system powered by an energy harvester fabricated with a flat-panel solar thermoelectric generator with an ultralow-power management circuit is presented. The multisensor system was tested in an agricultural application, where every 15 min the values of the temperature, air humidity, and solar radiation have to be measured and stored in a mass memory device (a Secure Digital card), with their respective time stamp. The energy-harvesting switching dc-dc converter is based on a low-input-voltage commercial integrated circuit (LTC3108), which charges a 1.65-F supercapacitor up to 5.0 V. A novel ultralow-power management circuit was developed to replace the internal power management circuitry of the LTC3108, and using this circuit, the operation of the system when no energy can be harvested from the environment is extended from 136 h to more than 266 h. The solar thermoelectric generator used for the energy harvesting is composed of a bismuth telluride thermoelectric generator with a 110-mV/degrees C Seebeck coefficient sandwiched between a 40 cm x 40 cm anodized aluminum flat panel and an aluminum heatsink. On a sunny winter day in the southern hemisphere (12 August 2014, at Campinas, SP-Brazil, Latitude: 22 degrees 54'), the energy supplied by the harvesting system to the supercapacitor was 7 J.
Subject: Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Instruments & Instrumentation
Citation: Autonomous Multisensor System Powered By A Solar Thermoelectric Energy Harvester With Ultralow-power Management Circuit. Ieee-inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, v. 64, p. 2918-2925 NOV-2015.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1109/TIM.2015.2444253
Date Issue: 2015
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