CMOS Indoor Light Energy Harvesting System for Wireless Sensing Applications

by Carlos Manuel Ferreira Carvalho & Nuno Filipe Silva Veríssimo Paulino
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Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Publication Date: September 11, 2015

ISBN: 9783319216171

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This book discusses in detail the CMOS implementation of energy harvesting. The authors describe an integrated, indoor light energy harvesting system, based on a controller circuit that dynamically and automatically adjusts its operation to meet the actual light circumstances of the environment where the system is placed. The system is intended to power a sensor node, enabling an autonomous wireless sensor network (WSN). Although designed to cope with indoor light levels, the system is also able to work with higher levels, making it an all-round light energy harvesting system. The discussion includes experimental data obtained from an integrated manufactured prototype, which in conjunction with a photovoltaic (PV) cell, serves as a proof of concept of the desired energy harvesting system.