ESS Seminar - "EnHANTs: Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags"
Title: "EnHANTs: Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags"
Speaker: John Sarik, Columbia Laboratory for Unconventional Electronics, Columbia University (New York)
Date: Thursday 27th October 2011
Time: 13.30 (Bring your lunch, if you wish!)
Location: 53/4025 (Mountbatten Seminar Room)
Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs) will be a new class of devices in the domain between RFIDs and sensor networks. Small, flexible, and energetically self-reliant, EnHANTs will be attached to objects that are traditionally not networked, such as books, furniture, and clothing, to provide the infrastructure for the Internet of Things. EnHANTs is an interdisciplinary project with five groups in the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Columbia University working together to design the hardware, algorithms, and software to enable the realization of EnHANTs. In this talk I will describe our latest prototypes that combine custom in-house-developed thin-film energy-harvesting devices, ultra-wide-band impulse radio (UWB-IR) transceivers, and energy efficient networking protocols.
John Sarik is a PhD candidate from the Columbia Laboratory for Unconventional Electronics whose research interests include energy harvesting, novel display technologies, and open hardware. He is currently a research intern at Microsoft Research Cambridge working on printable electronics.
Posted by Dr Geoff Merrett on 25 Oct 2011.