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Small/medium power energy harvesting and storage devices

Individual course

This is a core course.

Course content:

  • Wireless devices and sensor networks.
  • Solar, kinetic, thermal and electromagnetic wave energy harvesting.
  • Power management circuitry and energy storage.
  • Component and system fabrication and characterisation.
  • Hands on learning: private demonstrator manufacturing and testing.

After the course, students will learn how to implement energy supply by harvesting energy from the environment and storage it in an efficient way.

Additionally, the students will

  • understand the energy requirements and design principles of self-powered and autonomous electronic systems for various sensing applications.
  • understand different energy harvesting and conversion techniques and thus be able to select appropriate methods according to available energy sources in defined application cases.
  • understand the materials, fabrication processes and characterization methodologies of different energy harvesters and corresponding sensor systems.
  • understand advanced energy storage options used for autonomous systems.
  • be able to design and fabricate their own self-powered electronic devices for autonomous and ubiquitous sensing based on their own selections of application areas.

More information in University of Oulu’s WebOodi course page.

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Responsible teacher

University of Oulu
Jari Hannu
jari.hannu(at)oulu.fi

Contact person for applications

FITech
Pilvi Lempiäinen , Head of study services
pilvi.lempiainen(at)fitech.io
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Category:
Energy storages
Topic:
Applications and technologies of energy storages
Course code:
521028S
Credits:
5 ECTS
Price:
0 €
Level:
Teaching period:
26.10.–14.12.2020
Application deadline:
19.10.2020
Host university:
University of Oulu
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
Contact,
Online
Place of contact learning:
Oulu
Language:
English
General prerequisites:
The recommended prerequisite is to familiarize with the course 521104P Introduction to Materials Physics.
Study suitable for:
Future energy storage professionals
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