Wireless impulse radio data link powered by energy harvesting

Project Details


Currently, the mobile smart devices are commonly powered by batteries despite their environmental hazard. A prospective alternative for batteries is provided by non-toxic energy harvesters that exploit ambient power sources such as light, thermal gradients and radio-frequency radiation. A major obstacle to the employment of these harvesters is brought on by the radio transceiver of a mobile smart device that often dominates the device's power consumption and causes high power consumption peaks that cannot be managed by the harvesters. Consequently, EHIR will develop and demonsrate so-called ultra-wide band impulse radio technology that, with an optimized power management unit, can overcome these problems. The project takes a step towards future energy-autonomous wireless smart devices.
Effective start/end date01/09/202031/08/2023

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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