Handbook of Energy Harvesting Power Supplies and Applications by Peter SpiesHandbook of Energy Harvesting Power Supplies and Applications by Peter Spies

Handbook of Energy Harvesting Power Supplies and Applications

EditorPeter Spies, Markus Pollak, Loreto Mateu

Hardcover | January 6, 2015

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This book describes the fundamentals and principles of energy harvesting and provides the necessary theory and background to develop energy harvesting power supplies. It explains the overall system design and gives quantitative assumptions on environmental energy. It explains different system blocks for an energy harvesting power supply and the trade-offs. The text covers in detail different energy transducer technologies such as piezoelectric, electrodynamic, and thermoelectric generators and solar cells from the material to the component level and explains the appropriate power management circuits required in these systems. Furthermore, it describes and compares storage elements such as secondary batteries and supercapacitors to select the most appropriate one for the application. Besides power supplies that use ambient energy, the book presents systems that use electromagnetic fields in the radio frequency range. Finally, it discusses different application fields and presents examples of self-powered electronic systems to illustrate the content of the preceding chapters.

Peter Spiesstudied electrical engineering at the University of Erlangen, Germany, and graduated with a Dipl-Ing degree in 1997. In 2010, he finished his PhD thesis on power saving in mobile communication devices. Since 1998, he has been working in the Power Efficient Systems Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuit...
Title:Handbook of Energy Harvesting Power Supplies and ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:592 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 1.5 inPublished:January 6, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814241865

ISBN - 13:9789814241861

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Table of Contents

System Design
Input Energy
Piezo-electric Transducers
Electro-dynamic Transducers
Electro-static Transducers
Fuel Cells
Power Management
Radio Frequency Transmission

Editorial Reviews

"This is an ideal book for those wanting to learn more about wireless energy harvesting in general. Its main focus is on power supply design for energy harvesting applications of wireless sensors. It contains a wealth of information that can be used to design energy harvesting circuits and to create ideas for new circuit topologies."
¿IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine