Special Issue "Energy-Harvesting and Self-Powered Devices"
A special issue of Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications (ISSN 2079-9268).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2022) | Viewed by 17237
Interests: ultralow power systems design; energy harvesting; energy-aware HW/SW co-design; autonomous smart sensors; embedded systems design; IoT and IIoT; power management
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Interests: vibration and flow energy harvesting; piezoelectricity; electromagnetism; low power electronics; power management circuits
Ultra-low power consumption, energy harvesting and wireless connectivity are technologies that enable the realization of smart devices that implement new functions such as active safety enhancement, remote diagnostics, or prognostics to predict faults and prevent costly operation breakdowns. These functions are rapidly gaining interest in many application fields, such as Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), smart agriculture, Industry 4.0, and the automotive industry.
On the one hand, wireless connectivity enables the realization of miniaturized devices that are able to work in harsh environments and that can be placed in locations unaccessible with traditional solutions. On the other hand, wireless devices are usually battery powered, and their miniaturization means that smaller energy storage devices must be used that can significantly limit the lifetime of devices and consequently lead to an unacceptable battery replacement rate in most applications.
To overcome this limitation, both industry and academia are working towards the realization of energy-neutral devices. In this context, the power management stage located between the harvester and the main storage element should be optimized for the sake of conversion efficiency, energy extraction capabilities and power consumption. In addition, in terms of making the autonomous system more robust, this circuit must adapt to changes in the harvester’s environment (amplitude, frequency, etc.) as well as to the often unavoidable changes in the harvesters’ characteristics (temperature variation, harvester’s aging, etc.).
In light of this scenario, the topics of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- High-efficiency energy harvesting circuits;
- Context-aware power management circuits for energy-neutral devices;
- Ultra-low power front-end electronics;
- Ultra-low power communication interfaces;
- Smart wake-up and self-startup circuits for self-powered devices;
- Smart energy storage circuits or systems;
- Advancements in energy-aware design techniques and energy harvesting solutions;
- Real applications of self-powered devices;
- Ultra-low power hardware architectures for energy-constrained devices;
- Novel and efficient maximum point architectures for energy harvesting devices, including Microcontroler-based power management circuits;
- New extraction techniques for vibration energy harvesting, especially non-linear ones;
- Design methodologies of power management circuits;
- Simulation tools and modelling of power management circuits.
Dr. Alessandro Bertacchini
Dr. Pierre Gasnier
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- Energy harvesting for autonomous wireless sensor nodes
- Smart power management circuits
- Energy-aware design
- Energy-neutral devices
- Self-powered sensors
- Hardware-software co-design