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Author Moghe, R. ♦ Divan, D. ♦ Lambert, F.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2011
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Magnetic sensors ♦ Power management ♦ contactless energy transfer ♦ Conductors ♦ Batteries ♦ Energy harvesting ♦ Inductors ♦ Intelligent sensors ♦ wireless sensors ♦ supercapacitor
Abstract This paper presents the use of magnetic-field and solar energy harvesting to power low-cost utility sensors. As we move towards a more dynamic and intelligent electricity grid, inexpensive smart sensors that help in extracting information on current, temperature and voltage from different utility assets are becoming vital for maintaining high reliability of the power grid. Maintenance free sensors that do not require batteries for operation can be developed with the use of efficient energy harvesting techniques. This paper presents a novel 0.2 V to 3.3 V AC-DC boost converter which converts magnetic field (H-field) and solar energy to electrical energy used by the sensor electronics. A supercapacitor has been used to operate the sensor even in an outage. Numerous design constraints have been identified. Further, a low-cost power circuit has been fabricated and experimentally tested to show functionality under varying operating conditions. Finally, analysis under faulted conditions has also been presented to show the robustness of the power circuit.
Description Author affiliation: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Moghe, R.; Divan, D.; Lambert, F.)
ISBN 9781612841670
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-08-30
Publisher Place United Kingdom
Rights Holder EPE ASSOCIATION
e-ISBN 9789075815146
Size (in Bytes) 580.75 kB
Page Count 10
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 10


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library