13M041AES - Energy Harvesting

Course specification
Course title Energy Harvesting
Acronym 13M041AES
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    The goal The course objective is to familiarize students to design autonomous power systems based on the conversion environment energy, such as solar, mechanical, electrostatic and electromagnetic energy, in electricity.
    The outcome Understanding the operation of miniature generators based on the energy conversion of ambient. Comparison of available sources of ambient energy based on efficiency and select the best way of supplying of modern autonomous electronics. Simulation modelling and design of energy harvesting systems.
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    URL to lectures
    Contents of lectures Futuristic energy harvesting. Smart energy harvesting systems. Matching loads. Startup circuits. MPPT algorithms. Primary batteries and storage elements. Modelling and simulation. Application of energy harvesting in RFID, powering wireless sensor networks and the other low power industrial applications.
    Contents of exercises Practical work in the laboratory on prototypes and commercial devices for energy harvesting.
    1. D. Briand, E. Yeatman, S. Roundy, O. Brand, G. K. Fedder, C. Hierold, J. G. Korvink, O. Tabata, "Micro Energy Harvesting", John Wiley & Sons, 2015. (Original title)
    2. D. Maurath, Y. Manol, "CMOS Circuits for Electromagnetic Vibration Transducers", Springer, 2015. (Original title)
    3. M. T. Penella-López, M. Gasulla-Forner, "Powering Autonomous Sensors: An Integral Approach with Focus on Solar and RF Energy Harvesting", Springer, 2011. (Original title)
    4. Maurizio Di Paolo Emilio, "Microelectronic Circuit Design for Energy Harvesting", Springer, 2017. (Original title)
    5. P. Spies, L. Mateu, M. Pollak, "Handbook of Energy Harvesting Power Supplies and Applications", Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2013. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 1
    Methods of teaching The course is interactive in the form of lectures and laboratory practice. During lectures theoretical part of the course is presented and followed by typical practical examples for better understanding. Besides lectures and exercises, consultations are also held.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures Test paper
    Practical lessons Oral examination 30
    Seminars 70