Hybrid Printed Energy Harvesting Technology for Self-Sustainable Autonomous Sensor Application

Sangkil Kim, Manos M. Tentzeris, Apostolos Georgiadis

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Abstract

In this paper, the far-field energy harvesting system for self-sustainable wireless autonomous sensor application is presented. The proposed autonomous sensor system consists of a wireless power supplier (active antenna) and far-field energy harvesting technology-enabled autonomous battery-less sensors. The wireless power supplier converts solar power to electromagnetic power in order to transfer power to multiple autonomous sensors wirelessly. The autonomous sensors have far-field energy harvesters which convert transmitted RF power to voltage regulated DC power to power-on the sensor system. The hybrid printing technology was chosen to build the autonomous sensors and the wireless power suppliers. Two popular hybrid electronics technologies (direct nano-particle printing and indirect copper thin film printing techniques) are discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Article number728
JournalSensors
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2019

Keywords

  • Energy harvesting
  • Hybrid printed electronics
  • Inkjet printing
  • Self-sustainable wireless sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biochemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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