A wireless carbon monoxide sensor node with hybrid power supply

Alexander Baranov, Denis Spirjakin, Saba Akbari, Andrey Somov, Roberto Passerone

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Abstract

Gas monitoring is an important issue since the leakage associated with the penetration of gases in the surrounding environment can result in fatalities and harsh consequences. In this work, we propose a novel sensor node architecture for a wireless outdoor CO monitoring unit. To guarantee an autonomous operation, the sensor node is supported by a hybrid power supply, which takes advantage of both wind and solar ambient energy sources to power the node and to charge super capacitors that act as energy buffers. Also, the gas measurement logic is developed such that the energy consumption is minimized. An additional backup energy storage is based on a Li-ion battery. Using an electrochemical CO sensor, we secure the low power consumption of the node without degrading the sensing capabilities. Our solution can be applied for CO monitoring in urban areas and outdoor industrial facilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference - The "Measurable" of Tomorrow
Subtitle of host publicationProviding a Better Perspective on Complex Systems, I2MTC 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1019-1023
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479961139
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2015 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2015 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 11 May 201514 May 2015

Publication series

NameConference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
Volume2015-July
ISSN (Print)1091-5281

Conference

Conference2015 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2015
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityPisa
Period11/05/1514/05/15

Keywords

  • CO wireless gas sensor
  • Energy harvesting
  • Gas monitoring
  • Power management

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