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MEMS Energy Harvesting Systems for Industry 4.0 Sensor Networks - Energy Supply Toolkit

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Coordinator RISE Acreo AB - RISE Acreo, Göteborg
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration November 2016 - August 2017
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation

Purpose and goal

The vision of the Energy Supply Toolkit project is to develop a platform based on a set of technologies for reliable energy harvesting-based self-powered sensor systems for novel solutions e.g. within Industry 4.0. Specific needs for a number of industrial applications and the critical aspects of energy harvesting systems for these cases were successfully identified and outlined. Moreover, the Energy Supply Toolkit has started to be defined as a design methodology.

Expected results and effects

To demonstrate the toolkit approach (technologies and methodologies), during UDI Step 1 we have identified and chosen three application cases (automotive, aeronautics and industrial applications) using vibrations and temperature gradients as energy sources. For these cases, modular sensor system demonstrators have been planned to be built in the next project step to show how self-powered sensors can be deployed in the field.

Planned approach and implementation

The project has been carried out in short and fast iterations with close cooperation with the partners to achieve the goals. The project has assessed the idea of using energy harvesting for miniaturized sensor system in industrial applications showing that this new technology has huge potential.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-03809

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