2009
DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/kem.413-414.487
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C.A. Featherston, Karen M. Holford, Greg Waring

Abstract: The use of structural health monitoring in the aerospace industry has many benefits including improved safety, reduced maintenance and extended aircraft lifecycles. A major focus of current research in this area is the development of wireless sensor 'nodes‘ which rely on batteries as a power source, severely limiting the product lifespan. This paper presents the results of work carried out to examine the feasibility of replacing or supplementing existing battery power supplies using thermoelectric energy conve…

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