Title

Super-capacitor Power Supply for wireless sensor networks

Presenter Information

Aysen Malone

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Electrical Engineering

Research Advisor

Zheng, Y. Rosa

Advisor's Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Funding Source

Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE)

Abstract

Smart rocks can form a wireless underwater sensor network and play an important role in monitoring bridges, levees, and river banks. Those applications require that the sensory smart rocks can work underwater for extended period of time without maintenance. Active smart rocks need power sources to run the best available rechargeable batteries and Super-capacitors fits these requirements. It is desired to develop a power supply that utilizes super-capacitors and energy harvesting to power the active smart rocks. Preliminary design of super-capacitor power supply is also available that provide limited power options and output power. This project is to improve the existing design to supply +-18 Volts, +-5 Volts, and +3.3 Volts outputs and triple the output power so that the main other boards can be powered by the super-capacitor power supply. The goal is to find out the practical constraints that can guide the design of a cost-effective energy harvester.

Biography

Aysen Malone, will be helping with the design and development of the super-capacitor power supply circuits and field tests. Aysen started working on this project in April with the OURE Program. She is a Undergraduate student at Missouri Science and Technology, majoring in Electrical Engineering.

Presentation Type

OURE Fellows Proposal Oral Applicant

Document Type

Presentation

Location

Turner Room

Presentation Date

11 Apr 2016, 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

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Super-capacitor Power Supply for wireless sensor networks

Turner Room

Smart rocks can form a wireless underwater sensor network and play an important role in monitoring bridges, levees, and river banks. Those applications require that the sensory smart rocks can work underwater for extended period of time without maintenance. Active smart rocks need power sources to run the best available rechargeable batteries and Super-capacitors fits these requirements. It is desired to develop a power supply that utilizes super-capacitors and energy harvesting to power the active smart rocks. Preliminary design of super-capacitor power supply is also available that provide limited power options and output power. This project is to improve the existing design to supply +-18 Volts, +-5 Volts, and +3.3 Volts outputs and triple the output power so that the main other boards can be powered by the super-capacitor power supply. The goal is to find out the practical constraints that can guide the design of a cost-effective energy harvester.