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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Davide's Hunt for Cicadas in Slovenia20th June 2012
The New Forest Cicada is an insect native to the UK in great danger of becoming extinct. Several entomologists have searched for it in the past few years, but no sighting has been confirmed for over a decade. However, the area where the cicada could be found is vast, extending to the entire New Forest. This cicada makes a high-pitched call that is difficult for humans to hear.
Davide's research is investigating whether pervasive sensing technology can leverage the smartphones of visitors to t... [more]
Research Fellow/Senior Research Assistant Wanted!16th March 2015
We are currently advertising for a research fellow/senior research assistant on the PRiME project. The closing date for applications in Monday 13th April 2015, see the link below for more information.
The successful candidate will join the PRiME Programme (www.prime-project.org): a large, dedicated and enthusiastic research team of academics, post-docs and PhD students in electronics and computer science. The team is responsible for researching the next generation of many-core embedded system... [more]