University of Southampton Newcastle University Imperial College Bristol University Holistic: Next Generation Energy-Harvesting Electronics

Project Publications

Theme A: Adaptive, High-Efficiency Micro Generators

Journal Articles

G. D. Szarka, S. G. Burrow, P. P. Proynov, B. H. Stark, "Maximum Power Transfer Tracking for Ultra-Low-Power Electromagnetic Energy Harvesters", in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 2013 [accepted subject to revision]

P. P. Proynov, G. D. Szarka, J. N. McNeill, and B. H. Stark, "Switched-capacitor power sensing in low-power energy harvesting systems", IET Electronics Letters, Jan 2013.

I. N. Ayala-Garcia, P. D. Mitcheson, E. M. Yeatman, D. Zhu, M. J. Tudor, S. P. Beeby, "Magnetic Tuning of a Kinetic Energy Harvester Using Variable Reluctance", Sensors and Actuators A-Physical, 2013

J. Dicken, P. D. Mitcheson, I. Stoianov, "Power-Extraction Circuits for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters in Miniature and Low-Power Applications", IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 2012, Vol:27, Pages:4514-4529, ISSN:0885-8993

G. D. Szarka, S. G. Burrow, and B. H. Stark, "Ultra-Low Power, Fully-Autonomous Boost Rectifier for Electromagnetic Energy Harvesters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics [in press]

L. M. Miller, P. D. Mitcheson, E. Halvorsen, and P. K. Wright, "Coulomb-damped resonant generators using piezoelectric transduction", Applied Physics Letters, 100, 233901, 2012.

P. D. Mitcheson and T. C. Green, "Maximum Effectiveness of Electrostatic Energy Harvesters When Coupled to Interface Circuits", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - Part I, 14 pp. [in press]

G. D. Szarka, B. H. Stark, S. G. Burrow, "Revew of Power Conditioning for Kinetic Energy Harvesting Systems," IEEE Trans Power Elec, June, 2011 [in press]

Conference Articles

P. P. Proynov, B. H. Stark, J. N. McNeill, and G. D. Szarka, "Constant impedance emulation using non-synchronous boost rectifier for energy harvesting", APEC 2013.

G. D. Szarka, P.P. Proynov, B. H. Stark, S. G. Burrow, "Microwatt Maximum Power Transfer Tracking Digital Control Circuit for a Full-Wave Boost Rectifier for Efficient Power Extraction", PowerMEMS 2012 [in press] Won best student paper award.

P. D. Mitcheson, "Adaptable, High Efficiency Energy Harvesters", DATE 2013, Grenoble [in press]

G. D. Szarka, P. P. Proynov, B. H. Stark, and S. G. Burrow, "Microwatt Maximum Power Transfer Tracking Digital Control Circuit for a Full-Wave Boost Rectifier for Efficient Power Extraction," The 12th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2012), Atlanta, GA, 2-5 Dec. 2012 [in press]

A. G. Mukherjee, P. D. Mitcheson, S. W. Wright, E. M. Yeatman, D. Zhu and S. P. Beeby, "Magnetic Potential Well Tuning of Resonant Cantilever Energy Harvester", Power MEMS 2012 [in press]

A. D. T. Elliott, P. D. Mitcheson, "Implementation of Single Supply Pre-Biasing with Sub-35µW Control Overhead for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting", Power MEMS 2012 [in press]

A. D. T. Elliott, D. Zhu, S. P. Beeby, et al., "Multilayer Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Using Single Supply Pre-biasing for Maximum Power Generation", Power MEMS 2012 [in press]

A. D. T. Elliott, P. D. Mitcheson, "Power Density Improvement of a Piezoelectric Energy Harvester Using a Micro-power Switch-Mode Interface", IEEE Sensors, 2012 [in press]

A. D. T. Elliott, P. D. Mitcheson, "Implementation of a Single Supply Pre-biasing Circuit for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters", Eurosensors 2012.

J. Dicken, P. D. Mitcheson, A. Elliott, E. M. Yeatman, "Single-Supply Pre-Biasing Circuit for Low-Amplitude Energy Harvesting Applications", Power MEMS November 2011, Korea, pp. 46-49.

A. G. Mukherjee, P. D. Mitcheson, S. W. Wright, E. M. Yeatman, "Tuning Resonant Energy Harvesters Using A Variable Reluctance Link" Power MEMS November 2011, Korea, pp. 11-14

P. Proynov, G. D. Szarka, B. H. Stark, S. G. Burrow, N. McNeill, "Optimizing the Switching Timings in a Low Power, Full-wave Synchronous Boost Rectifier for Electromagnetic Energy Harvesters," The 2012 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2012), Orlando, FL, 5-9 February, 2012, [in press]

G. D. Szarka, P. Proynov, B. H. Stark, S. G. Burrow, N. McNeill, "Experimental Investigation of Inductorless, Single-Stage Boost Rectification for sub-mW Electromagnetic Energy Harvesters", International Symposium on Low Power Electronic Design (ISLPED 2011), Fukuoka, Japan, 1-3 August 2011, pp. 361 - 366.

P. D. Mitcheson, "Energy Harvesting for Human Wearable and Implantable Bio-Sensors", 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2010), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 31 August-4 September, 2010.

Book Chapters

P. D. Mitcheson, T. T. Toh, "Power Management Electronics", in Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Systems, Editors: Beeby, White, Artech House Publishers, 2010, Pages: 159-209, ISBN:9781596937185

P. D. Mitcheson, "Power and Sustainability", in This Pervasive Day, Editor: Pitt, World Scientific, 2012, Pages: 241-260, ISBN:978-1-84816-748-3

S. G. Burrow, P. D. Mitcheson, B. H. Stark, "Power Conditioning", in Advances in Energy Harvesting Methods, Springer, to be published 2013

Theme B: Energy Harvesting-Aware Computation Circuits

Journal Articles

X. Zhang, D. Shang, F. Xia, A. Yakovlev, "A Novel Power Delivery Method for Asynchronous Loads in Energy Harvesting Systems", ACM JETC 7(4): 16 (2011).

F. Xia, A. Mokhov, Y. Zhou, Y. Chen, I. Mitrani, D. Shang, D. Sokolov, A. Yakovlev, "Towards Power Elastic Systems through Concurrency Management", IET Computers & Digital Techniques [in press]

A. Baz, D. Shang, F. Xia, and A. Yakovlev, "Self-Timed SRAM for Energy Harvesting Systems", Proceedings of the 20th international conference on Integrated circuit and system design: power and timing modeling, optimization and simulation (PATMOS'2010), pp.105-115,LNCS 6448, Grenoble, France, September 7-10, 2010.

A. Baz, D. Shang, F. Xia, and A. Yakovlev, "Self-Timed SRAM for Energy Harvesting Systems", Journal of Low Power Electronics, Vol 7, No. 2, pp 274-284, 2011.

Conference Articles

R. Ramezani, D. Sokolov, F. Xia, A. Yakovlev, "Energy-modulated quality of service: New scheduling approach," Faible Tension Faible Consommation (FTFC), 2012 IEEE , pp.1-4, 6-8 June 2012.

X. Zhang, D. Shang, F. Xia, H. S. Low, A. Yakovlev, "A Hybrid Power Delivery Method for Asynchronous Loads in Energy Harvesting Systems", New Circuits and Systems Conference (NEWCAS), 2012 IEEE 10th International, Montreal, Canada, 17-20 June 2012 [in press]

R. Ramezani and A. Yakovlev, "Reference Free Voltage Sensing Using an Asynchronous Charge-to-Digital Converter", IDTechEx Energy Harvesting Europe, 15-16 May 2012, Berlin, Germany.

J. Mistry, J. Myers, "An ARM Cortex-M0 for Energy Harvesting Systems: A Novel Application of UPF with Synopsys' Galaxy Platform", SNUG 2012, Silicon Valley, March 2012 [in press]

A. Baz, D. Shang, F. Xia, A. Yakovlev, A. Bystrov, "Improving the robustness of self-timed SRAM to Variable Vdds", Proceedings of 21st International Workshop, PATMOS 2011, Madrid, Spain, Sept. 2011, LNCS 6951, Springer, pp. 32-42.

X. Zhang, D. Shang, F. Xia, and A. Yakovlev, "A Novel Power Delivery Method for Asynchronous Loads in Energy Harvesting Systems", Proceedings of 17th IEEE International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems (ASYNC 2011), pp. 89-98.

H. S. Low, D. Shang, F. Xia, and A. Yakovlev, "Variation Tolerant AFPGA Architecture", Proceedings of 17th IEEE International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems (ASYNC 2011), pp. 77-86 (Best Paper Candidate).

A. Yakovlev, "Energy-Modulated Computing", Design, Automation and Test in Europe 2011 (DATE 2011), Grenoble, France, 14-18 March 2011, pp. 1340-1345.

X. Zhang, D. Shang, F. Xia, A. Yakovlev, "A Novel Power Delivery Method for Asynchronous Lo J. N. Mistry, B. M. Al-Hashimi, D. Flynn, and S. Hill, "Sub-Clock Power-Gating Technique for Minimising Leakage Power During Active Mode", Design, Automation & Test in Europe 2011 (DATE 2011), Grenoble, France, 14-18 March, 2011, pp. 106-111.

Technical Reports

A. Baz, D. Shang, F. Xia, R. Ramezani, R. Emery, A. Yakovlev, "Self-Timed SRAM with Smart Latency Bundling", Technical Report.

R. Ramezani, A. Yakovlev, T. Mak, D. Shang, "Voltage Sensing Using an Asynchronous Charge-to-Digital Converter for Energy Harvesting Circuits", Technical Report.

D. Shang, R. Ramezani, F. Xia, A. Yakovlev, "Wide-Range, Reference-Free, On-Chip Voltage Sensor for Variable Vdd Operations", Technical Report.

X. Zhang, D. Shang, F. Xia, A. Yakovlev, "A Novel Power Delivery Method for Asynchronous Loads in Energy Harvesting Systems", Technical Report.

Theme C: Integrated Modelling & Performance Optimisation for Energy Harvesting Systems

Journal Articles

T.J. Kazmierski, G.V. Merrett, L. Wang, B.M. Al-Hashimi, A.S. Weddell and I. Ayala Garcia, "Modeling of Wireless Sensor Nodes Powered by Tunable Energy Harvesters: HDL-Based Approach", IEEE Sensors Journal [in press]

T. Kazmierski, L. Wang, B. Al-Hashimi, and G. Merrett, "An explicit linearized state-space technique for accelerated simulation of electromagnetic vibration energy harvesters", IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 522-531.

A. Weddell, G. Merrett, T. Kazmierski, and B. Al-Hashimi, "Accurate Supercapacitor Modeling for Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensor Nodes", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, Vol. 58, No. 12, pp. 911-915.

A. Weddell, G. Merrett, and B. Al-Hashimi, "Photovoltaic Sample-and-Hold Circuit Enabling MPPT Indoors for Low-Power Systems". IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, Vol. 59, No. 6, pp. 1196-1204.

Conference Articles

L. Wang, T.J. Kazmierski, B.M. Al-Hashimi, M. Aloufi and J. Wenninger, "Response-surface-based design space exploration and optimisation of wireless sensor nodes with tunable energy harvesters". In Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE 2012), Dresden, Germany, 12 - 16 Mar 2012, pp. 733-738.

G. V. Merrett and A. S. Weddell, "Supercapacitor leakage in energy-harvesting sensor nodes: fact or fiction?", International Workshop Algorithms and Concepts for Networked Sensing Systems Powered by Energy Harvesters 2012 (EnHaNSS'12), Antwerp, Belgium, 11 June 2012. 5pp. [in press]

H. Huang, G. Merrett, and N. White, "Human-powered inertial energy harvesters: the effect of orientation, location and activity on obtainable power", Eurosensors XXV, 4-7 September 2011, Athens, Greece.

L. Wang, T. J. Kazmierski, B. M. Al-Hashimi, A. S. Weddell, G. V. Merrett, and I. N. Ayala Garcia, "Accelerated simulation of tunable vibration energy harvesting systems using a linearised state-space technique", Design, Automation and Test in Europe 2011 (DATE 2011), Grenoble, France, 14-18 March 2011, pp. 1267-1272 (Best Paper Candidate).

A. S. Weddell, G. V. Merrett, and B. M. Al-Hashimi, "Ultra Low-Power Photovoltaic MPPT Technique for Indoor and Outdoor Wireless Sensor Nodes", Design, Automation & Test in Europe 2011 (DATE 2011), Grenoble, France, 14-18 March 2011, pp. 905-908.

Project Demonstrator

Journal Articles

S. P. Beeby, L. Wang, D. Zhu, A. S. Weddell, Alex, G. V. Merrett, B. Stark, G. Szarka, and B. M. Al-Hashimi, "A comparison of power output from linear and non-linear kinetic energy harvesters using real vibration data". Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 22, No. 7.

Conference Articles

A. S. Weddell, G. V. Merrett, S. Barrow, B. M. Al-Hashimi, "Vibration-powered sensing system for engine condition monitoring", IET WSS 2012, London, June 2012 [in press]

A. S. Weddell, D. Zhu, G. V. Merrett, S. P. Beeby, B. M. Al-Hashimi, "A practical self-powered sensor system with a tunable vibration energy harvester". In PowerMEMS 2012, Atlanta, US, 02-05 Dec 2012. 4pp. [in press].



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