Aircraft strain WSN powered by heat storage harvesting

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Title: Aircraft strain WSN powered by heat storage harvesting
Author(s): 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.
Publication Date: 31-Dec-2017
Date of Acceptance: 12-Dec-2016
ISSN: 0278-0046
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal / Book Title: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Copyright Statement: This paper is embargoed until publication.
Sponsor/Funder: Commission of the European Communities
Commission of the European Communities
Airbus Operations GbmH
Funder's Grant Number: 270658
PO 8203640448
Keywords: Electrical & Electronic Engineering
08 Information And Computing Sciences
09 Engineering
Publication Status: Accepted
Embargo Date: publication subject to indefinite embargo
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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