Aircraft strain WSN powered by heat storage harvesting

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Title: Aircraft strain WSN powered by heat storage harvesting
Authors: Allmen, L
Bailleul, G
Becker, T
Decotignie, J-D
Kiziroglou, M
Leroux, C
Mitcheson, P
Muller, J
Piguet, D
Weisser, A
Wright, S
Yeatman, E
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The combination of ultra-low power wireless communications and energy harvesting enables the realization of autonomous Wireless Sensor Networks. Such networks can be usefully applied in commercial aircraft where wireless sensing solutions contribut e to weight reduction and increased ease of installation and maintenance. This paper presents, for the first tim e, a complete energy autonomous wireless strain monitori ng system for aircraft. The system is based on a multi -mode wireless TDMA MAC protocol that supports automatic configuration and a time-stamping accuracy better t han 1 ms. The energy supply depends solely on an innova tive thermoelectric energy harvester which takes advanta ge of the changes in environmental temperature during tak e-off and landing. The system was successfully integrated and passed the functional and flight-clearance tests th at qualify it for use in a flight-test installation.
Issue Date: 16-Jan-2017
Date of Acceptance: 12-Dec-2016
ISSN: 0278-0046
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Start Page: 7284
End Page: 7292
Journal / Book Title: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Volume: 64
Issue: 9
Copyright Statement: © 2017 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Sponsor/Funder: Commission of the European Communities
Commission of the European Communities
Airbus Operations GbmH
Funder's Grant Number: 270658
PO 8203640448
Keywords: Science & Technology
Automation & Control Systems
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Instruments & Instrumentation
energy harvesting
heat storage
wireless sensor networks (WSNs)
08 Information And Computing Sciences
09 Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Faculty of Natural Sciences

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