Expected by: 01 October 2023
Energy Harvesting for Wireless Sensing and Flexible Electronics through Hybrid Technologies

Energy Harvesting for Wireless Sensing and Flexible Electronics through Hybrid Technologies

by Muhammad Iqbal, Brahim Aïssa, Malik Muhammad Nauman

As wearable microelectronics are becoming ubiquitous, there is a growing interest in replacing batteries with a means of harnessing power from the user's environment via embedded systems. Efforts have been made to prolong the harvester's operational lifetime, overcoming energy dissipation, lowering resonant frequency, attaining multi-resonant states, and widening the operating frequency bandwidth of the biomechanical energy harvesters. Such technological advances mean harvesting energy is a viable solution for sustainably powering wearable electronics for health and wellbeing applications, such as continuous medical health monitoring, remote sensing, and motion tracking.

The book introduces the concepts of vibration-based piezoelectric, electromagnetic and hybrid energy harvesters, and addresses their modelling, fabrication and characterization. It covers the fundamental principles and details the most advanced functions, including biomechanical and space applications. Detailed descriptions and explanations of a wide range of related concepts are provided, such as multi-degrees of freedom hybrid piezo-electromagnetic insole energy harvesters, non-linear 3D printed electromagnetic vibration energy harvesters, and finite element analysis of hybrid piezoelectric and electromagnetic energy harvesting. Also included are trends towards design, modelling, fabrication, and characterization of nonlinear multimodal electromagnetic and hybrid piezo-electromagnetic insole energy harvesters, as well as describing and explaining electromagnetic and hybrid piezo-electromagnetic energy harvesting technologies. The book provides an extensive and up-dated survey of the published scientific and technical articles and conference reports, covering more than 340 references. The book concludes with an outlook from the authors on likely future developments and applications.

Energy Harvesting for Wireless Sensing and Flexible Electronics through Hybrid Technologies provides in-depth coverage of the topic for researchers from academia and industry, as well as advanced students with an interest in the field.

About the Author

Muhammad Iqbal is an assistant professor at the Institute of Computer and Software Engineering, Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan. His area of research includes vibration/wind-based energy harvesting, autonomous wireless sensors, MEMS/NEMS devices, biomechanics, and additive manufacturing, amongst others. He has authored research papers in reputed international journals including Elsevier, IEEE, Emerald, iMech, and Hindawi, and two book chapters.

Brahim Aïssa is a senior scientist at Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI). He collaborated with the L'EPFL, Switzerland, where he twice hit the world record for power conversion efficiencies in quasi-mono silicon solar cells. He has published over 180 refereed papers, four books, and many patents. He has numerous international awards, prizes and fellowships including the prestigious NPI award from European space agency, the Australian Endeavour fellowship, and the NSERC R&D industrial fellowship.

Malik Muhammad Nauman is an associate professor at the Faculty of Integrated Technologies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei. He has published extensively in multi-disciplinary areas of 2D/3D printing of energy devices involving functional and smart materials, kinetic energy harvesting via piezoelectric, electromagnetic and hybrid methods, shape memory alloys and inverse heat and mass transfer. He is a life-time member of the Pakistan Engineering Council and The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Publication Year: 2023

Pages: 232

ISBN-13: 978-1-83953-497-3

Format: HBK

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