PSMA Announces APEC 2019 Industry Session on Energy Harvesting

PSMA Announces APEC 2019 Industry Session on Energy Harvesting

The Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC 2019), to be held in Anaheim California, March 17-21, 2019, will feature an Industry Session sponsored by the Energy Harvesting Committee of the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA).  This Industry Session, featuring seven industry experts, will address the latest developments in this rapidly emerging technology ecosystem that is disruptively increasing in relevance for a wide variety of power electronic applications, particularly IoT where the grand challenge is to get the battery to outlive the IoT edge device. The Energy Harvesting Session (IS15) will be held on Wednesday, March 20, from 2:00 pm to 5:25 pm in the Anaheim Convention Center, Room 213B. 

Following on the well-attended Industry Session at APEC2018, last March in San Antonio and the inaugural EnerHarv Workshop held in May in Cork, Ireland, the APEC2019 Energy Harvesting Industry Session reflects the global nature of the work being done in this area emphasizing the need to optimise power consumption of the load as well as collaborating to understand the industry application. Planned presentations include:

  • Steve Savulak (United Technology Research Center), “Perspectives on Energy Harvesting for Aerospace Sensors”
  • Wensi Wang (Beijing University of Technology), “MicroWatts AC-DC Conversion IC Design for Vibration and RF Energy Harvesting”
  • Roberto La’Rosa (STMicroelectronics), “A System on Chip for Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer”
  • Marcus Taylor (Silent Sensors), “Batteryless Monitoring System for Real-World Automotive Application”
  • Pat Hensley (Tektronix), “Solving the Energy Harvesting and IoT Power Consumption Measurement Challenges”
  • Francesco Carobolante (IoTissimo) & Brian Zahnstecher (PowerRox), “Powering IoT Edge Devices: A Story of EnerHarv and the Birth of an Ecosystem”

There will also be a decided ‘non-presentation’ slot showing various energy harvesting and power management-related demos where attendees can talk directly with the developer and integrators in real-life applications and understand its potential use.

The PSMA Energy Harvesting Committee Chair Mike Hayes (Tyndall National Institute) and Co-Chair Brian Zahnstecher (PowerRox) have geared the session for a wide audience, including potential collaborators and adopters of energy harvesting for the self-powering of ultra-low-power applications, as well as those who want to eliminate the need for a battery or storage device replacement in low-power devices. Industrial and academic developers of material and devices (both active and passive) also will find this session helpful in understanding application requirements.

In addition to registering for the Energy Harvesting session, APEC attendees are encouraged to participate in the many other informative and timely PSMA-sponsored Industry Sessions and Committee Meetings taking place during the show.

More information: PSMA