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Fluorescent Troffer-powered Internet of Things: An Experimental Study of Electric-field Energy Harvesting

Cetinkaya, O and Akan, OB Fluorescent Troffer-powered Internet of Things: An Experimental Study of Electric-field Energy Harvesting. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A totally new energy harvesting architecture that exploits ambient electric-field (E-field) emitting from fluorescent light fixtures is presented. A copper plate, 50 x 50 cm in size, is placed in between the ambient field to extract energy by capacitive coupling. A low voltage prototype is designed, structured and tested on a conventional ceiling-type 4-light fluorescent troffer operating in 50 Hz 220 V AC power grid. It is examined that the harvester is able to collect roughly 1.25 J of energy in 25 min when a 0.1 F of super-capacitor is employed. The equivalent circuit and the physical model of the proposed harvesting paradigm are provided, and the attainable power is evaluated in both theoretical and experimental manner. The scavenged energy is planned to be utilized for building battery-less Internet of Things (IoT) networks that are obliged to sense environmental parameters, analyze the gathered data, and remotely inform a higher authority within predefined periods.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: physics.app-ph physics.app-ph cs.ET
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Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 20:01
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2017 05:26
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