Online Presentation on Holistic Energy Harvesting18th June 2012
Today I presented our research on Holistic Energy Harvesting at the IET conference on Wireless Sensing Systems (WSS 2012). In particular, I was talking about our system demonstrator, namely a "Vibration-Powered Sensing System for Engine Condition Monitoring".
Presenting at IET WSS 2012
Condition monitoring is becoming an established technique for managing the maintenance of machinery in transport applications. Vibration energy harvesting allows wireless systems to be powered without batteries, but most traditional generators have been designed to operate at fixed frequencies. The variety of engine speeds (and hence vibration frequencies) in transport applications therefore means that these are not usable. My presentation described the application-driven specification, design and implementation of a novel vibration-powered sensing system for condition monitoring of engines. This demonstrated that, through careful holistic design of the entire system, condition monitoring systems can be powered solely from machine vibration, managing their energy resources and transmitting sensed data wirelessly.
The presentation was recorded, and the slides and a video can be watched on the IET website by clicking here.
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Autonomous Street Light Simulator21st February 2014
StreetlightSim has been produced as part of Sei Ping Lau's, a member of my research team, PhD research project. The simulator is an open source streetlight simulation environment based on the well-known OMNet++ and SUMO tools. It features a customisable road traffic pattern, described by the road traffic distribution according to different times of day and annual average daily traffic flow (AADF), and can be easily extended to different streetlight networks using OpenStreetMap and JOSM.
Promoted to Associate Professor3rd March 2014
I have been promoted to Associate Professor, effective immediately!
This recognises my contribution to education and research at the University, and reflects the international recognition of my work.
(in actual fact, I've been promoted to Senior Lecturer until later in 2014, when the University is renaming the role to Associate Professor)