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COPINE-IoT - Convergence of Power and Information Networks for Internet of Things Applications

(Innoviris - BRIDGE)

Unité : Groupe de communications sans fil | ULB812

Description :

Radio frequency (RF) energy harvesting is founded on the ability of converting the energy carried by an electromagnetic wave
through the air into electrical energy at the point of use. Though the physics behind RF energy harvesting is extremely simple and
clear, transposing these principles into marketable technological solutions poses challenging issues.

COPINE-IoT proposes the development of an original WPT technology in which the traditional wireless information gateways (IGs)
are complemented with additional distributed and coordinated radiating elements, also referred to as remote power heads (RPHs). The
RPHs shall be able of intercepting the flow of information from the wireless sensors to the IGs in order to enable the
beamforming of the electromagnetic waves and sensors localization. The integration with the data communications system will permit the
development of context-aware algorithms for energy management at the whole network scale.

ULB-WCG is responsible for the design of the indoor localization of the ultra-low power sensors based on the estimation of the
communication signals angle-of-arrivals at the RPHs equipped with multiple antennas.

Liste des responsables :

  • HORLIN François

  • DE DONCKER Philippe

Liste des bailleurs :

  • Région bruxelloise