Energy harvesting system for intelligent tyre sensors

Otso J. Jousimaa, Yi Xiong, Arto J. Niskanen, Ari J. Tuononen

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An intelligent tyre system enables the active chassis control system to directly access the information about tyre-road interactions. However, supplying power to the system is still a bottleneck which limits the applicability of the intelligent tyre system. This paper proposes a piezoelectric energy harvesting system with energy storage to address this issue. The system was installed to the inside of a car tyre and measured with a chassis dynamometer. The harvester was found to produce approximately 88 μW of power at a driving speed of 60 km/h, which is enough to supply energy for a low-power in-tyre sensor system with radio link connectivity such as a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, IV 2016
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509018215
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium - Gotenburg, Sweden
Duration: 19 Jun 201622 Jun 2016
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameIEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium
ISSN (Print)1931-0587


ConferenceIEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium

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