Wireless energy harvesting for Internet of Things

Kamalinejad, Pouya, Mahapatra, Chinmaya, Sheng, Zhengguo, Mirabbasi, Shahriar, Leung, Victor C M and Guan, Yong Liang (2015) Wireless energy harvesting for Internet of Things. IEEE Communications Magazine, 53 (6). pp. 102-108. ISSN 0163-6804

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Abstract

Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging computing concept that describes a structure in which everyday physical
objects, each provided with unique identifiers, are connected to the Internet without requiring human interaction. Long-term and self-sustainable operation are key components for realization of such a complex network, and entail energy-aware devices that are potentially capable of harvesting their required energy from ambient sources. Among different energy harvesting methods such as vibration, light and thermal energy extraction, wireless energy
harvesting (WEH) has proven to be one of the most promising solutions by virtue of its simplicity, ease of
implementation and availability. In this article, we present an overview of enabling technologies for efficient WEH, analyze the life-time of WEH-enabled IoT devices, and briefly study the future trends in the design of efficient WEH systems and research challenges that lie ahead.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA0174 Engineering design
Depositing User: Zhengguo Sheng
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2015 09:21
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 13:34
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53407

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