Advanced Methods of Powering Sensor Systems Developed by Electro Standards Labs.
n. 1. An electrotype. Standards Laboratories is advancing the science of high-density energy storage with high pulsed power Pulsed power is the term used to describe the science and technology of accumulating energy over a relatively long period of time and releasing it very quickly thus increasing the instantaneous power. capability for remote sensor systems. This technology is directly related to sensor systems which often require low level continuous monitoring followed by high power bursts of energy to transmit their data. This technology involves advanced ultra-capacitors and hybrid battery/ultra-capacitor modules.
Projects include powering sensor systems in remote energy harvesting Energy harvesting (also known as Power harvesting or energy scavenging) is the process by which energy is captured and stored. Frequently this term is applied when speaking about small autonomous devices, like those used in sensor networks. buoys. These power systems utilize embedded Inserted into. See embedded system. linear generators to accumulate ocean wave heave heave
v. heaved, heav·ing, heaves
1. To raise or lift, especially with great effort or force: heaved the box of books onto the table. See Synonyms at lift. energy. This energy can be used to power sensors for long periods of time since the energy is being replenished from the environment.
Electro Standards Laboratories is also applying its expertise to the science of harvesting energy from undersea currents utilizing optimized underwater generators. Smart algorithms tune the controls to maximize energy harvesting.
This technology is now readied for further development for commercial applications. Applications could include emergency beacons for all commercial and recreational watercraft and for offshore rig-monitoring buoys in the oil and gas industries. Longer term development would target scaling up the technology to provide an inexhaustible source of renewable electrical energy for powering larger systems. Parties interested in this technology for their specific applications are invited to contact Electro Standards Laboratories. Dr. Raymond B. Sepe, Jr., is Vice President of the R&D Engineering Services Group and a principal in the company. Dr. Sepe can be reached at 401-943-1164.
Electro Standards Laboratories' R&D Engineering Services Group offers expertise in embedded controls, sensorless motor controls, multi-level inverters, controls modeling and simulation for motor drive systems, energy storage and energy harvesting. The company works with both commercial enterprises and government organizations.
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