C2.2 - Energy Harvesting for Wireless Autonomous Sensor Systems

R. Von Schaijk
The rapidly growing need for energy autonomy of wireless sensor nodes can be only well served by using various energy harvesting technologies in combination with energy storage devices. The market acceptance of such solutions necessitates further cost reduction, which can be achieved by taking advantage of MEMS technology. This paper focuses on the principle and technology development for piezoelectric and thermoelectric harvesting devices within imec / Holst Centre. An overview of the latest results will...