Elizabeth K. Reilly

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Pervasive networks of wireless sensor and communication nodes have the potential to significantly impact society and create large market opportunities. For such networks to achieve their full potential, however, we must develop practical solutions for self-powering these autonomous electronic devices. We've modeled, designed, and built small(More)
We present a design study highlighting our recent technological developments that will enable the implementation of autonomous wireless sensor networks for home healthcare monitoring systems. We outline the power requirements for a commercially available implantable glucose sensor which transmits measurements to an external wireless sensor node embedded in(More)
For small, inexpensive, ubiquitous wireless sensors to be realized, all constituents of the device, including the power source, must be directly integratable. For long term application the device must be capable of scavenging power from its surrounding environment. An apparent solution lies in conversion of mechanical energy to electrical output via the(More)
areas of expertise include micro-and nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS) device design and process technology, and lithium-ion batteries. She also has significant experience with composite ceramics, piezoelectrics, and ferroelectrics. In addition, Dr. Reilly has extensive knowledge of mechanical behavior of materials and manufacturing techniques.(More)
This work focuses on constructing a vibrational energy scavenging device with a specific application to MEMS wireless sensor networks. The device utilizes vibrations produced by HVAC ducts, traffic in a room, and even wind hitting a window. The advantages of using thin film (~1 micron) PZT (Pb 1.15 (Zr 0.47 , Ti 0.53)O 3) over a larger scale bimorph will be(More)
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