C6.2 - Energy Scavenging for Monitoring of Overhead Power Line Networks

Thomas Keutel, Xinming Zhao & Olfa Kanoun
The monitoring of overhead power line networks is becoming increasingly more challenging because of the power distribution of renewable energy resources. The use of ambient energy is important for a maintenance free supply of a wireless monitoring network. Generally, the electromagnetic field resulting from the AC current and the electrostatic field resulting from the AC voltage can be used. Nevertheless, the energy scavenging from electrostatic field shows decisive advantages because of availability, stability during operation...