Design of a Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Module for a Wireless Pressure Measurement in Vehicles


SÜMER B., SAN E. K., SANCAKDAR K.

30th Eurosensors Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 4 - 07 September 2016, vol.168, pp.63-66 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 168
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.11.148
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-66
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

A thermoelectric energy harvesting module for the pressure measurement of air induction system of heavy duty vehicles is designed. A positive contribution for cable complexity, fuel consumption and vehicle performance is intended by creating a sensor node after the air filter. A sensor node basically measures the pressure drop before the compressor inlet through air filter of a vehicle and transmits the pressure wirelessly to the engine control unit (ECU). System is capable of generating electrical energy by means of a thermoelectric generator to the sensor node for its life time with a 1 Hz sampling frequency. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.