Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Energy scavenging using piezoelectric sensors to power in pavement intelligent vehicle detection systems
by Parhad, Ashutosh, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 39; 1603752
Abstract (Summary)

Intelligent transportation systems use in-pavement inductive loop sensors to collect real time traffic data. This method is very expensive in terms of installation and maintenance. Our research is focused on developing advanced algorithms capable of generating high amounts of energy that can charge a battery. This electromechanical energy conversion is an optimal way of energy scavenging that makes use of piezoelectric sensors. The power generated is sufficient to run the vehicle detection module that has several sensors embedded together. To achieve these goals, we have developed a simulation module using software’s like LabVIEW and Multisim. The simulation module recreates a practical scenario that takes into consideration vehicle weight, speed, wheel width and frequency of the traffic.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mozumdar, Mohammad
Commitee: Ary, James, Hamano, Fumio
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Electrical Engineering
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Electrical engineering, Transportation planning, Energy
Keywords: Detection, Energy, Piezoelectric, Scavenging, Sensors, Vehicle
Publication Number: 1603752
ISBN: 9781339235080
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