Energy Harvesting Systems

Principles, Modeling and Applications

  • Tom J. Kaźmierski
  • Steve Beeby

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Dibin Zhu, Steve Beeby
    Pages 1-77
  3. Jan Haase, Joseph Wenninger, Christoph Grimm, Jiong Ou
    Pages 103-140
  4. Thomas Herndl
    Pages 141-159
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About this book


Energy Harvesting Systems: Principles, Modelling and Applications Edited by: Tom Kazmierski Steve Beeby Kinetic energy harvesting converts movement or vibrations into electrical energy, enables battery free operation of wireless sensors and autonomous devices and facilitates their placement in locations where replacing a battery is not feasible or attractive. This book provides an introduction to operating principles and design methods of modern kinetic energy harvesting systems and explains the implications of harvested power on autonomous electronic systems design. It describes power conditioning circuits that maximize available energy and electronic systems design strategies that minimize power consumption and enable operation. The principles discussed in the book are supported by real case studies such as battery-less monitoring sensors at water waste processing plants, embedded battery-less sensors in automotive electronics and sensor-networks built with ultra-low power wireless nodes suitable for battery-less applications. •Provides a comprehensive introduction to energy harvesting systems; •Covers the operating principles, design methods and real applications; •Enables low-power autonomous electronic systems design.


Autonomous electronic systems design Electronic Design Automation Embedded Systems Energy harvesting Integrated circuit design Kinetic energy harvesting Low-power design Ultra-low power sensor networks Ultra-low power wireless data transmission

Editors and affiliations

  • Tom J. Kaźmierski
    • 1
  • Steve Beeby
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Electronics &, Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Electronics &, Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7565-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7566-9
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