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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Sam Presents Poster at EH 20117th February 2011
At this year's Energy Harvesting Network conference, Hui Huang (Sam) presented his poster on the topic of "A Feasibility Study on Body-Worn Inertial Energy Harvesting during Walking and Running". The conference, held at Savoy Place (home of the IET in central London), had over 100 attendees; Sam was able to discuss his research with all those interested.
Awarded Prestigeous £5.5M EPSRC Programme Grant18th February 2013
We have just been awarded a large EPSRC-funded Programme Grant of £5.5M (totalling £10.7M when University and Industrial contributions are included), with Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi as the Director and myself as one of the Co-Investigators. I will also have the role of Applications Leader, and are responsible for ensuring cross-layer collaboration between research partners.
The project, codename PRiME (Power-efficient, Reliable, Many-core Embedded systems), will address major cha... [more]