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Reference Number EP/P031056/1
Title TYRELESS - Integrated piezoelectric Energy Harvesting systems for smart truck tyre monitoring - # 73627-494298
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 5%;
Not Energy Related 85%;
Energy Efficiency(Other) 10%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor C Bowen
No email address given
Mechanical Engineering
University of Bath
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2017
End Date 31 March 2018
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £72,959
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region South West
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor C Bowen , Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Professor J Taylor , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Bath (0.001%)
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Abstract The purpose of the project is to develop an integrated TPMS transducer system. This includes; a) kinetic harvesting element (based on PVDF and/or ceramic materials), b) energy storage elements (supercapacitors) and integration with c) power management and sensing devices. The active harvesting element is to be developed by Prof. Chris Bowen at Bath University and will be coupled to a rectification/power management chip (supplied by Linear Technologies) which connects to an NXP wireless ARM Cortex M4 processor. An early stage prototype would consist of an EH/S element alongside a pressure sensing MCU and RfID circuit capable of relaying data remotely without connection to the tyre. The work would include fabrication and testing to understand the power that can be harvested, the operating temperature window and the lifetime of the EH/S transducer. Robust integration of the components is always a challenge for demanding environments, and so CPI will look into the best laminating/joining technologies to maximise performances.
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