Performance Examination of Low-Power Thermoelectric Sensor Arrays for Energy Harvesting From Human Body Heat
Law Choon Chuan1, Herman Wahid2, Dirman Hanafi3, Seriaznita Haji Mat Said4
1Law Choon Chuan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.
2Herman Wahid*, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.
3Dirman Hanafi, Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.
4Seriaznita Haji Mat Said, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on May 25, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on June 29, 2020. | Manuscript published on July 30, 2020. | PP: 541-547 | Volume-9 Issue-2, July 2020. | Retrieval Number: B3769079220/2020©BEIESPP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B3769.079220
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Abstract: Thermoelectric energy harvester is known as a type of energy harvesting technologies which extracts waste heat from a target device or object to generate electrical power. The low power generation from thermoelectric energy harvester, though, is always a critical consideration in designing a self-sustaining system. The energy harvesting system is usually aided by a power management solution to further enhance the power generation for better performance. Therefore, maximizing the power generated from the thermoelectric sensor itself is essential in order to select the most suitable power management approach. This paper presumed the methodology to maximize power generation of thermoelectric and further discussion is reviewed in the report.
Keywords: Thermoelectric, energy harvester, optimal array, performance, self-sustain system.