Wireless energy harvesting for rotor instrumentation in electrical machines

Mark Tatlow, Richard McMahon, Salman Abdi Jalebi

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Abstract

In order to perform experiments on electrical machines, it is desirable to measure rotor parameters such as currents and temperatures. A Bluetooth module have been developed which sends data from the rotor, however this module is battery powered, and therefore the duration of the tests is limited. This paper presents a solution to this problem, by developing a rotor-mounted power supply system which can harvest energy from leakage magnetic flux inside the machine, by fixing an external loop to the rotor and making use of induced voltages in the loop. A full-bridge rectifier, boost converter and battery charging module was developed to supply sufficient power to the Bluetooth module.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2016)
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78561-189-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-78561-188-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2016
Event2016 IET 8th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Apr 201621 Apr 2016
Conference number: 8

Conference

Conference2016 IET 8th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
Abbreviated titlePEMD
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period19/04/1621/04/16

Keywords

  • Rotor instrumentation
  • Energy harvesting

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    Tatlow, M., McMahon, R., & Abdi Jalebi, S. (2016). Wireless energy harvesting for rotor instrumentation in electrical machines. In 8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2016) Institution of Engineering and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0282