Micropelt TE-CORE RF ThermoHarvesting Wireless Sensor System
Micropelt TE-CORE RF ThermoHarvesting Wireless Sensor System is a complete thermo-powered, self-sufficient wireless sensor node system (WSN). It is based on an energy harvesting module with a power management function, which converts locally available waste heat thermoelectrically to indefinite free electric energy. A wireless sensor module is connected to the TE-CORE RF and is equipped with Texas Instruments (TI) ultra-low power technology (CC2530). A temperature difference of as little as 10ºC between a hot surface and ambient air is enough for the TE-CORE RF to make a temperature measurement and a radio transmission every two seconds. Information about the thermal profile of the heat source, the generated output power, the thermal generator output voltage, the energy storage voltage and battery equivalent are displayed via a USB receiver and PC application software.