Challenges for Miniaturised Energy Harvesting Sensor Systems
Paper in proceedings, 2018

Harvesting ambient energy, as an alternative power source, tackles the increasing demand for future energy-efficient autonomous sensor systems, especially for applications requiring miniaturisation and distributed sensing such Wireless Sensors Network and Internet-of-Things. A functional energy harvesting system requires addressing simultaneously all the components of the system: the harvester device, the energy storage and the powering management circuits. These components are described through examples of miniaturized kinetic-based harvesting systems for low-power applications with focus on energy harvester, piezoelectric and electromagnetic, respectively.

piezoelectric harvester

variable reluctance

miniaturised energy harvesting

autonomous sensor systems

kinetic harvester


RPM sensor


Cristina Rusu

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

S. Bader

Mid Sweden University

B. Oelmann

Mid Sweden University

Atila Alvandpour

Linköping University

Peter Enoksson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

T. Braun

Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration - IZM

S. Tiedke

aixACCT Systems GmbH

R. Dal Molin


G. Ferin


P. Torvinen


Jessica Liljeholm

Silex Microsystems AB

2018 10th International Conference on Advanced Infocomm Technology, ICAIT 2018

214-217 8672431

10th International Conference on Advanced Infocomm Technology, ICAIT 2018
Stockholm, Sweden,

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Communication Systems

Embedded Systems

Energy Systems



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