Energy Harvesting Devices, Circuits and Systems for Internet of Things

in Special Issue   Posted on June 12, 2019 

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Submission Deadline: Sun 30 Jun 2019
Journal Impact Factor : 1.405
Journal Name : Microelectronics Journal
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Special Issue Call for Papers:

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the main focuses of the current research and development in all fields. Ultra low power devices are extremely important in the modern world of internet of things. IoT applications include energy hungry transceivers that enable communications between wireless sensor nodes (WSN). Power requirements for WSNs vary from one application to another and range from few μW to several mW. Due to their large numbers and wide spread, battery replacement for these devices is practically impossible. Hence, energy scavenging from renewable energy sources is a viable alternative. Microscale energy harvesting becomes a crucial enabler to WSN technology. With recent advancements in low-power integrated circuits and emerging Internet of Things (IoT) applications, ambient energy harvesting has become a promising approach to power widely deployed sensing, computing, and communication devices. This technology raises the possibility of self-sustainable or energy-neutral sensors. It also promises associated cost reduction by elimination of battery replacements and reduces energy-related maintenance downtimes. Photovoltaic (PV) energy harvesting using microscale solar cells is a promising approach to alleviate the power supply challenge in low-power autonomous systems.

The main focus of this special issue is on the research challenges relating to the making of compact size autonomous smart devices to successfully connect health Internet of things solutions. The topics to be covered are as follows:

  • Energy harvesting systems for IoT
  • Photovoltaic (PV) energy harvesting using microscale solar cells for IoT
  • Ultra low power Charge-pump-based circuits and DC–DC boost converters for enhancing the power efficiency of energy harvesting systems
  • Semiconductor based diodes, transistors and other devices and circuits for RF energy harvesting
  • Low power Wireless transceiver circuits for low power IoT communication systems
  • Light-weight energy storage devices
  • Flexible and wearable sensors for energy harvesting for IoT
  • Energy management systems in IoT
  • Antennas for RF energy harvesting
  • Self powered IoT edge devices
  • Energy harvesting interface circuits
  • Low power rectifier circuits for energy harvesting in IoT
  • Semiconductor devices for energy Harvesting in IoT

Guest Editors:

Lead Guest Editor

Assoc. Prof. Dr. D. Nirmal

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.



Guest Editor

Prof. Wladyslaw Grabinski

Geneva Modeling Center (GMC), Commugny, Switzerland



Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Satyabrata Jit

Department of Electronics Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India



Guest Editor

Assistant Prof. Dr. J. Ajayan

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India




Manuscript Submission: June 30, 2019

First round of reviews: July 31, 2019

Notification of final acceptance: October 30, 2019

Final manuscript submission: November 15, 2019

Tentative publication date: December 2019

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