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Numerous energy harvesting wireless devices that will serve as building blocks for the Internet of Things (IoT) are currently under development. However, there is still only limited understanding of the properties of various energy sources and their impact on energy harvesting adaptive algorithms. Hence, we focus on <i>characterizing the kinetic (motion)(More)
—This paper focuses on a new type of wireless devices in the domain between RFIDs and sensor networks – Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs). Future EnHANTs will be small, flexible, and self-powered devices that can be attached to objects that are traditionally not networked (e.g., books, toys, clothing), thereby providing the infrastructure(More)
This article focuses on a new type of wireless devices in the domain between RFIDs and sensor networks&#8212;Energy-Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs). Future EnHANTs will be small, flexible, and self-powered devices that can be attached to objects that are traditionally not networked (e.g., books, furniture, toys, produce, and clothing). Therefore,(More)
A platform that enables the integration of conductive traces and printed three dimensional mechanical structures has been developed. We discuss the development of the platform and address issues that arise when combining 3D printing and printable electronics. We demonstrate a rapid prototyped three dimensional conductive trace and propose future(More)
<i>Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs)</i> will be a new class of devices in the domain between RFIDs and sensor networks. Small, flexible, and energetically self-reliant, EnHANTs will be attached to objects that are traditionally not networked, such as books, furniture, toys, produce, and clothing. More information about the EnHANTs project(More)
Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs) are a new class of devices in the domain between RFIDs and sensor networks. EnHANTs will be small, flexible, and energetically self-reliant. Their development is enabled by advances in ultra-low-power ultra-wideband (UWB) communications and in organic semiconductor-based energy harvesting materials. In this(More)
A new approach to evaluating photovoltaic performance under artificial illumination is demonstrated. Several photovoltaic technologies are characterized under a standardized set of conditions in which radiant intensity and spectral composition of a light source are systematically varied. The results underscore the importance of establishing clear standards(More)
—Characterizations of environmental energy availability and properties provide important insights for designing energy harvesting nodes and developing energy harvesting adaptive systems and algorithms. Previous characterizations of light energy availability provided baseline estimates of the total available energy that could be harvested by a crystalline(More)
The modern computing landscape increasingly requires a range of skills to successfully integrate complex systems. Project-based learning is used to help students build professional skills. However, it is typically applied to small teams and small efforts. In this paper, we describe our experience in engaging a large number of students in research projects(More)
With the convergence of ultra-low-power communications and energy-harvesting technologies, networking self-sustainable ubiquitous devices is becoming practical. Hence, we have been recently developing new devices referred to as Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs). These small, flexible, and energetically self-reliant tags can be seen as a new(More)