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Fluorescent Troffer-powered Internet of Things: An Experimental Study of Electric-field Energy Harvesting

  title={Fluorescent Troffer-powered Internet of Things: An Experimental Study of Electric-field Energy Harvesting},
  author={Oktay Cetinkaya and {\"O}zg{\"u}r Baris Akan},
A totally new energy harvesting architecture that exploits ambient electric-field (E-field) emitting from fluorescent light fixtures is presented. A copper plate, 50 x 50 cm in size, is placed in between the ambient field to extract energy by capacitive coupling. A low voltage prototype is designed, structured and tested on a conventional ceiling-type 4-light fluorescent troffer operating in 50 Hz 220 V AC power grid. It is examined that the harvester is able to collect roughly 1.25 J of energy… 

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