Analysis and Optimization of Magnetic Energy Converters for Wireless Sensors in Substation
With the development of wireless sensor networks, energy supplying problem become critical. However, energy scavenging technology provides an efficient solution method, and it is the principal element for wireless sensors to facilitate on-site self-powering. A magnetic energy converter which can convert magnetic field energy to power is proposed when there is sufficient magnetic energy in substations. By modeling this converter, the inductive factor was defined to present energy harvesting capability and optimization was realized in terms of framework material, structural parameters and turns of coils. The research results present theoretical basis for optimal design of the energy scavenging devices.
Y. Cheng et al., "Analysis and Optimization of Magnetic Energy Converters for Wireless Sensors in Substation", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 229-231, pp. 1068-1071, 2012