An autonomous Power Management System for Energy Harvesting and Wireless Sensor Networks Application

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An autonomous Power Management System for Energy Harvesting and Wireless Sensor Networks Application

Overview of the project

In recent years, much research has been oriented for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) due to their wide application range in a variety of fields such as military, medical, environmental and industrial.

Sensor networks are the spatial distribution of large numbers of sensors with their computation and communication capabilities. Since these nodes are deployed in various environments, including remote and dangerous environments such as volcanic regions, the major problem in WSN has become how to power a wireless transmission that requires higher power levels from limited-power resources. Therefore, the concept of energy harvesting from the environment (light, vibration, radio frequency radiation) has gained popularity in recent years. Since, the harvested energy level is very small, a power management subsystem should be carefully designed to extract as much power as possible from the transducers and transfer it to the electronic devices.