Zero-power Communication through Substrate

Self powered devices embedded inside the substrate can implement different kinds of sensing, communications and energy scavenging functions.

In this research we design in-vivo energy harvesters and smart substrate plates (SSPs) that can be found as a part of an aircraft wing or bridge, that harvest the ambient energy generated by the substrate which already considered as losses, such as the vibration or temperature. Hence, there is no need to provide our designed ultrasonic telemetry system with the required energy from a separate energy source for functioning.

Harvesting the ambient energy efficiently and running the ultrasound telemetry system optimally without battery or any other energy storage element is our main goal.

Recycling the utilized electric charge instead of damping it out to the ground is the second goal.